Wellness Achievement and Maintenance Goals
Two goals you might start with are getting well and staying well. Start by asking yourself these questions.
What am I like when I am feeling/doing well?
What are some of the things that help me maintain or regain the quality of life that I like?
What can I do to maintain my wellness?
Early Warning Signs
What early warning signs of my illness have I noticed or been told about by others?
What can I do when these warning signs happen?
What are the signs that I am in crisis?
What are the signs that I need someone to take over making decisions for me and/or take me to the hospital?
Which person or people would I prefer help me in crisis?
Which medications or treatments are most helpful to me if a crisis occurs?
Which medications or treatments should be avoided?
Where would I prefer to be treated or hospitalized if that is necessary?
Which treatment facilities do I want to avoid?
Medications I am currently taking and why:
What can others do for me that would help reduce my symptoms or make me more comfortable?
How would I like to feel when I have recovered from this crisis?
Things I need to do for myself every day while I am recovering from a crisis.
Things that can wait until I feel better.
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