Meet the Newer - Tougher, Braver, Stronger, Recovered - You
Posted Sep 10 2013 1:47pm
It is often so tempting to see the necessity of treatment as an “interruption”
in our regularly-scheduled life.
How many of us have a story somewhere
in our past recovery efforts of going to treatment, being sent to
treatment, being forced into treatment for that matter, and how many of
us have ever come out thinking, “well, I wish that had worked – but
unfortunately I’m still sick.”
In the movie “ Girl, Interrupted ”, we see Winona Ryder as Susanna, a
young woman admitted to inpatient treatment with depression and
borderline personality disorder. At first, she rebels against her
family’s choice to admit her. She seeks out those who are of a similar
mindset, aligning herself with the powerful opposing forces who don’t
want to get better and aren’t afraid to let the staff and fellow
But as time moves on, something changes inside Susanna. She starts to
want to get better. She starts to see the futility of staying stuck like
her rebellious cohorts, and decides on her own to give her treatment
team a chance. It is a choice that ultimately makes all the difference
in her own life.
Where have you perhaps been resisting the help and support that
surrounds you? What can you do – now, today – to make the most of any
opportunity that comes your way to receive support, guidance, and care
as you work towards your own recovery goals and dreams?