Early Results: Yes, There is Hope After a   Psychiatric Diagnosis!

MindFreedom “I Got Better” Survey on
Mental Health Gets Great Initial Response.

Haven’t Taken the Survey Yet? Please Do!

When someone — often a young person — gets their first psychiatric diagnosis, it can feel hopeless.

MindFreedom International’s “Hope in Mental Health Care Survey” is off to a great start.

Part of an “I Got Better” campaign, more than 1,000 have already taken this few-minute-long introductory survey, sharing their opinions and experiences of hope and hopelessness in mental health care.

Haven’t responded yet? Help make the survey response even bigger and better!

Click here to take the brief survey:

Feel free to share the survey link widely with your friends and social networks.

The “Hope in Mental Health Care” survey launched the I Got Better campaign, an ongoing project defying the all-too-common message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible.

Some exciting preliminary results from the survey are in:

• 97.7% of survey respondents with a psychiatric history have experienced at least some recovery from a mental health or emotional problem.

• 65.2% ranked themselves as “8” or higher on a recovery scale, and 21.5% ranked themselves as “10” (“fully recovered”).

• 63.9% of all survey respondents strongly agreed that “With proper care nearly all people diagnosed with a mental health or emotional problem can recover.”

The I Got Better campaign will make stories of recovery and data about hope in mental health care (drawn largely from the survey) available through a variety of media, including its own new website:


You can help this campaign go viral. Through the I Got Better Campaign, these and other important data will be publicized widely, combating harmful messages of stigma and hopelessness.

That new I Got Better web site now has a call for you to submit your own video story of mental health recovery, which could some day save the life of someone getting a psychiatric label, such as a youth or young adult.

The more survey responses MindFreedom can collect, the stronger the data on hope in mental health care will be!

Click here to take the intro survey:

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