Reading and sharing family recovery stories are some of the most powerful ways to nurture hope and healing. Recovery stories can offer hope to families that have forgotten or didn’t know hope was possible after a diagnosis. Recovery stories remind us that although the recovery process is not always linear, with recovery education, support and self-determination, even severe emotional distress can lead to recovery, growth and transformation.
While every family’s recovery process is unique, there is much that we can learn from each other’s journeys. We hope you will find inspiration in these recovery stories, and we invite you to share your family’s stories. There is much healing to be found in the process.
A Mother Bear's Story
Mother Bear CAN's founder finds recovery for her family by creating a community of hope and healing.
The contents of this site are provided for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on our website, including third-party links, is intended as a substitute for professional medical or therapeutic advice, diagnosis or treatment.
The Mother Bear: Families for Mental Health is a family-led education and resource organization. We are not direct providers of mental health care services, nor do we endorse specific mental health care providers or treatment services.
This website does not provide counseling or crisis intervention services. If you or a family member needs help, we encourage you to contact a qualified mental health provider, community health care center, or 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), the national suicide prevention lifeline.
If you or a family member are in crisis and/or at risk of harming self or others, immediately call 911.