Pathways of recovery: preventing further episodes of mental illness (monograph)

Awareness - acceptance, attitude and recognition

Page last updated: 2006

Awareness is the first component of effective relapse prevention, and is made up of the essential elements of acceptance and recognition. These factors determine whether people at risk of recurrent mental illness, and the people and services that they are in contact with, are able to accept and recognise changing mental health needs so as to be able to respond appropriately.

Acceptance

Recognition of early warning signs

Awareness of potential risk and protective factors for relapse