What does recovery mean to you?

We asked our staff what recovery means to them, and NAMI California Executive Assistant Judy Gion shared this quote that resonates with her and helps her feel grounded:


"Have patience with all things, but first with yourself.

Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being.

You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist.

And no amount of triumphs and tribulations can ever change that.

Unconditional self-acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind."

- St. Francis de Sales


What does recovery mean to you? Sound off in the comments or email us a personal story, resource, or favorite quote at Shireen@namica.org.