Recovery Stories

Recovery means something different to everyone. Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Misconceptions about mental health may stop people from reaching out for help. For many people, an open discussion may be the first step on their recovery path. Sharing our stories and having conversations about mental health can also empower us all. Telling your story increases awareness and understanding of mental illness and promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, treatment is effective, and people do recover. Watch these Mississippian’s stories of recovery and hope below, and never be afraid to reach out for help if you need it.

Ekoko Onema


Landra Jones


Monica K.

Share Your Story

By sharing your personal story of recovery or offering a statement of hope, you can help us share how mental illnesses affect real Mississippians and show that recovery is possible. These stories and statements will be highlighted on the Mental Health Mississippi website and social media platforms.

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