Recovery Research (Part 2)
Focus: “how resilient are we to mental health issues, are mental health issues recognized by physical responses or through the vocalization of issues felt, who do our vocals represent our surroundings, ourselves, or based on who we interact with.”
Resiliency to Mental Health Issues
No matter what obstacles you encounter, always remember to reserve your right to privacy. Its usually by past indicators, others feel a heightened sense of stress concerning your condition, as though they know you better than you know yourself, its not by input we avoid struggles in life always, remember its your life to live, be cognizant of your surroundings and connections in life, and remember not to be too controlling over what conversations are had with you, you are always in control of what you have to say, its not your job to control whos speaking to you.
What is right to privacy? Livescience.com describes Right to Privacy, as the following: “The right to privacy refers to the concept that one's personal information is protected from public scrutiny. U.S. Justice Louis Brandeis called it "the right to be left alone." While not explicitly stated in the U.S. Constitution, some amendments provide some protections.” 
Why is privacy so important? When it comes to recovery, whether from alcohol, or from medication abuses, HIPAA protects the hospitalization of people with mental health issues, meaning their issues are not required to be of public knowledge, that is so these individuals can resume their lives, finish degrees, and get jobs, whether you think that means they were mentally ill, the proof is in the work product, school grades, and relationships maintained, are among a few indicators from my personal experiences in life, that I can say, these were isolated incidents drinking (ie singing in public, talking to myself through my problems to my phone, after writing in my phone 2013), and trying to live among, was not conducive to my health, and caused me to think abstractly, not focused on the task at hand such as applying to law schools, and working on applications and studying for an LSAT I took a third time, under times conditions. According to Livescience.com: “Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects a person's health information” although my experiences may be different from the experiences of others, I was able overcome a suicide attempt February 2009, resulting from not getting a job where I wanted to work, a separation post fighting with an Ex after drinking, disclosure of information private known only to me and the person to whom I was fighting with over time spent alone with my then companion, and reasons why, and after applying to law schools and not getting in, because of my personal statement which discussed the past, not a present experience that would show that I am not thinking about the past, and someone who moves forward in life, with a 147 LSAT, that was not combined good enough to get me into a top tier law school, nor was being on Deans List in my Undergraduate Institution, remember to turn in your application materials early, and don’t fret about the process too much, you either get in or you don’t, its not a big deal. When you discuss whether you have done drugs in the past, and whether or not you were treated for the abuse of substances, attended rehab, is also part of HIPAA, it seems to give an upper edge to people in life, to know of your troubles, maybe one reason why not to disclose. It’s a very competitive time when it comes to getting jobs, those with the least baggage past, are usually hired, that is because they have no history of mental health issues, or addictions.
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How do building support networks enable us to be of help and to "be of service" to others, why does it not matter how well we are to be of help to others, what is wellness? Is wellness a condition achieved overall or in response to a set of conditions felt from within, individually and upon being social with others. At what point does our condition affect others in ways that others feel as though their health and best interests are at risk, are conditions of the mind contagious, how resilient are we to mental health issues, are mental health issues recognized by physical responses or through the vocalization of issues felt, who do our vocals represent our surroundings, ourselves, or based on who we interact with. Why is it important not to self-identify online, what your condition is put yourself at risk of harm upon disclosing.
According to SAMHSA, “the process of recovery is supported through relationships and social networks.” Building a “resilience in recovery” has been one of the key factors, which “promote [the] health and well being” of those who have been affected by drugs and alcohol . A key component of being reslient requires one to maintain “hope, [that is a] belief that these challenges and conditions can be overcome, is the foundation of recovery . “Being of service” means without requiring the necessity of intervention once a person has asked for help, and has acknowledged what is going wrong in their lives seek help from others, that’s a recognition of a problem, not an avoidance of the issues in defiance. The whole purpose of providing assistance to others in need via the “establishment [of] recovery support systems” are not solely to partner “people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders” but also to not “reduce [their] barriers to employment, education, and other life goals; and secure necessary social supports in their chosen community . Teaching those under their guidance to live a “purpose” driven life, engage in “meaningful activities” that foster independence not co-dependence, while providing resources to the, which help them to participate in society, within the groups to which they find support, as upon leaving groups supported by adjust well to others. Culturally, its not common for those who are successful to ask for help, its not uncommon, but that doesn’t mean it does not occur, they are help to higher standards in life, looks, and behavioral health issue wise, those who do not meet the criteria of wellness, are often hospitalized, or arrested in public, to teach them a lesson about medication management.
What is Wellness?
One of the goals in recovery is to “give a person a brand new meaning and outlook on life.” Whereas a “cognitive behavioral” health approach to recovery, “looks to replace harmful thought patterns with positive and productive ones.” Its important to note that “recovery from a substance abuse problem does not stop at the last therapy session or the most recent support group meeting”  if you are to get well become you become worse off, you must first learn from your mistakes past so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes moving forward in the future, no one explains to you in life what you’ve done wrong, but they will be the first to correct you upon recognizing a condition about you that displeases them, under those circumstances stay home, less is more, when it comes to attendance and participation in your early days of sobriety. Part of the rehabilitative process is “taking a personal inventory of thoughts and feelings about a particular situation … [to begin again] enjoying a balanced and healthy life.”  Its common to feel sorry for yourself, even get upset with others as condition the conditions you now currently suffer from, learn to let go, first things first, your health, don’t worry what others think, if you cannot change yourself, your paranoias about what other people think, will only bring you further away from accomplishing your goals in life of moving forward irrespective of their concerns for your health, and their own health, keep to yourself. Note that “people with mental health or substance use disorders usually struggle to take stock of where their heads (and hearts) are. For this reason, emotional wellness in recovery is hugely important and a cornerstone of the counseling and rehabilitative process.”
Mental Health and Your Environment
One of my biggest worries, is that as a person with mental health issues, as misunderstood, means that others think I am contagious, or that by their exposures to my life and upbringing, that its not a beneficial interaction, and that to speak to what is causing me illness, only makes me look bad, further disempowering me, while lifting the esteems of others, as having the privilege of being on the outside, and able to talk about the issues, with others, or as themselves, not apart of. “Environmental wellness” is “situating oneself in [a] pleasant, supportive environment that promote[s] [the] health and well-being, of the person to whom is suffering from an ailment, that requires having faith in a power greater than themselves which will restore their wellness. Other factors to consider are: emotional wellness, financial wellness, intellectual wellness, occupational wellness physical wellness, social wellness, spiritual wellness, to name a few. The treatment center you choose to begin the recovery process, should be the place, you feel most comfortable, it doesn’t matter the wellness of those around you, not if youre not judgmental it should not affect your ability to recover, no matter who you are, or what meds your on, Ive been around the sick of the sickest, and have still stayed well in spite of my exposures in life. To help ease the stress of being in recovery activities such as “running” has been shown to reduce stress, help with depression, clear the mind, [and] boost short-term brain functioning, [with a ] heightened awareness” of ones surroundings, [making them] comfortable with the uncomfortable.”