January begins a new year, and is often seen as a chance for new beginnings, and an opportunity to start healthy new habits.
Part of a healthful life includes meaningful daily activity. In fact, a structured environment that provides opportunities to work and be creative can be helpful to people who struggle with symptoms of mental illness (2). A community that includes friends and other supportive people, in the context of work, contributes to motivation and hope (1,3).
We at Rose Hill are committed to a healthy lifestyle and the development of habits that contribute to a fulfilling and independent future. That’s why the programs are structured to encourage healthy habits. Central to Rose Hill’s Residential Rehabilitation Program is the belief that meaningful activity in a healthy environment helps re-establish self-esteem, and fosters recovery. At Rose Hill Center individuals rise to the challenge of learning skills that support successful community integration.
Important to the program are the therapeutic work options that include farm animal care, housekeeping, kitchen, and horticulture. Residents are able to choose the work they prefer, and even transfer between teams to experience a variety of work environments. This attention to meaningful work and structure sets our residents up for success, and builds a healthy sense of purpose and self-esteem. By participating in the variety of innovative programs, residents are able to develop the strength and confidence to do, and be, their best. For more information, contact Rose Hill Center today at 866-366-9349.
1. Borg, M., & Kristiansen, K. (2008). Working on the edge: The meaning of work for people recovering from severe mental distress in norway. Disability & Society, 23(5), 511-523.
2. Lucock, M., Barber, R., Jones, A., & Lovell, J. (2007). Service users’ views of self-help strategies and research in the uk. Journal of Mental Health, 16(6), 795-805.
3. Mezzina, R., Davidson, L., Borg, M., Marin, I., Topor, A., & Sells, D. (2006). The social nature of recovery: Discussion and implications for practice. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 9(1), 63-80.