mber of your treatment team.It may be helpful to start with a short-term goal (one that can be achieved in the next 3 months)before looking at a long-term goal (one that may take several months or even years to accomplish).MAKINGDECISIONSTOGETHER7Partnering, participating, and communicatingwith your treatment team during the recoveryprocess are all parts of making decisionstogether. Your recovery can be more focused onyour needs, your preferences, and what is mostimportant to YOU.GOALWorking WithSETTING Your Treatment TeamLife Area to Improve:Pros ( )Possible goalsCons ( – )1.2.3.My Chosen Goal:Steps I can take to reachmy goalBywhenWho can helpCompleted22.214.171.124.5.6.Follow-up: Have you reached your goal? If not, try to create a new plan.GETSUPPORT.It’s not always easy toreach a goal—so somepeople appreciate help.Think about which personfrom your treatmentteam you want to builda partnership with.MY GOALSTrack Your Goals Together.*Keep track of the progress you are makingtoward your goals with your treatment teammember. Share successes and challengesand give yourself credit for achievements—big or small.Communicate.Talking about your goals can helpyou realize how far you’ve comeand deal with any challenges youare facing.If you are having a hard time,don’t be too discouraged. Talkto someone on your treatmentteam, who may be able to helpyou to figure out a new strategyor plan.HAVEHOPE.Having hope and thinkingpositively can help you todeal with challenges andinspire you to achieveyour goals.
StrategiesforSuccess:goals can help you focus on Settingwhat is important to you.To view additional newsletters, visit:ChoicesInRecovery.comdown big goals into small, Breakmanageable ones.with your doctor or treatment Workteam on setting goals. Keep track ofyour progress.Editorial Review:This Choices in Recovery newsletterreceived editorial input and reviewfrom Dr. Ronald Diamond, formerProfessor of Psychiatry at the Universityof Wisconsin. Dr. Diamond was activelyinvolved in the community-basedtreatment of people with serious andpersistent mental health conditions formore than 30 years. Dr. Diamond wascompensated for his editorial support byJanssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.who are most eﬀective at Peoplegetting what they want usually set cleargoals for themselves.This newsletter is published by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,which is solely responsible for its contents.Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019September 2019cp-54209v3
Recovery provides you with information and exercises to help you build goal-setting skills. Mental health recovery is an ongoing process, not a single outcome. Each person's recovery experience is unique. By making a personalized, inclusive plan for managing a mental health condition, a person has the best chance of living a meaningful life.