Recovery stories

Recovery stories are stories of people who describe their lives from their personal point of view, which have been shaped by psychological distress.

These stories can

  • provide confidence and hope

  • inspire others that there are plenty of alternatives

  • encourage understanding and empathy

For authors, describing their recovery story in their own words can

  • promote a reflection of one’s own experience

  • develop a personal language

  • make the own performance visible

  • translate into no longer feeling isolated and being held back by painful feelings such as guilt, shame or not feeling worthy of leading an accomplished life

We’ve invited authors to submit their personal recovery story for the 4th International Psychiatry Congress on Mental Health and Recovery. The deadline for submission expired at the end of January 2018. We thank you very much for the numerous submissions!

A jury will review the stories and make a selection. The authors of the selected stories will be given the opportunity to present them during the congress.

You will receive further notice until March 1, 2018, if your story is selected for presentation.

The Congress Committee