Working through Stages of Recovery
At Student Minds we think of recovery as a process of change. Recovery is a process, it is not a destination!
The Oxford English Dictionary defines recovery as the restoration of a person to a healthy or normal condition.
However, recovery means change and life after recovery will not be the same as life before the difficulties began. Individuals often talk about feeling stronger, more compassionate and more resilient after recovering from an eating disorder.
Recovery needs self-motivation, determination and understanding from friends and family. Empowering a friend to make positive changes in their lives, by listening, can be as effective as providing practical advice.
In this section:
Does my friend have an eating disorder? What do I do?
Preparing for Recovery: How can I support my friend to recover?
Worried about Relapse: Can I help my friend stay well?