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Personal recovery is the process of pursuing a contributing and meaningful life despite the limitations brought about by mental illness. However, people in recovery are often confronted with different challenges that may hinder their recovery. It is therefore important to understand how various factors affect recovery and the services or interventions that can facilitate the process. In light of that, the five research studies have sought to probe personal recovery from multiple perspectives to achieve a more holistic understanding of the process. These studies seek to understand recovery from three levels: individual (i.e., personal narratives), service (i.e., person-centered care planning, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, physical exercise augmentation), and cultural (i.e., Hong Kong vs. USA, individualism-collectivism). Results suggested that apart from treatment of clinical symptoms, the focus on personal recovery also bore integral importance on the people's well-being.
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