I was reading several articles on Justification this past Sunday, and became confused somewhat of the ideas of Justification, not only in the Mental Health Services, yet also the ideologies of consumers, especially those with dual diagnosis, who will use Justification as a defense mechanism to prove their own righteousness or their own exactness to gain their needs. I said whoa…! The one idea in Mental Health of Justification is building a foundation for hope, identity, self-esteem and responsibility. I go to another page and I am reading about Justifying (justification; defending ourselves through our own exactness), Rationalization) talking ourselves into a thought of righteous acts or choices), Minimization (the idea of taking the truth and doing away with the reality of it) and Projection (the passing of guilt onto someone or something).
What I had experienced was somewhat a opposite of definitions and words’, representing what is good and what is negative in ones search for changing their lives through Recovery. There are many avenues to changing one’s life through Recovery. Recovery is the future for consumers and mental health workers and has been for several decades using fundamental practices and values in the challenge of setting a direction for Mental Health Services and consumers alike.
What is Recovery? Recovery is based on the acceptance, hope and identity of the mentally ill, or consumer, their self-esteem, direction and responsibility. Our strengths and the changes in our mental awareness give mental health workers a clue to our recovery along with ideas to our relationships, our personal values and other passages towards our Recovery. It’s caring, not stagnation that’s being given to consumers, for themselves and others. And though albeit the words are ever changing the idea of Recovering from despair to optimism in being is truly a tandem effect of those that care to help change the ideas of the consumer for the betterment of their well being to the acceptance of the consumer who wants to change, despite the definition of which may not have been a part of their reality.
Written by Donald Sammons