Fact Sheets

Facts About Recovery

Fact 1: Many studies show that most people with mental illnesses get better, and many recover completely. With support, between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have a significant reduction of symptoms, an improved quality of life, and find a satisfying measure of achievement and independence.

Fact 2: Today psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for individuals even with serious mental illness are highly effective.

Fact 3: Effective treatment for people with mental illness varies depending on the individual.

Fact 4: Positive response to treatment for mental illness is higher than for many physical illnesses.

To learn more about recovery from mental illness go to: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/sma05-4129/