Statistically, most people with mental health diagnoses recover if they are provided with opportunities, messages, supports, and information that fosters wellness and healing. Among the most effective and untapped resource we have are people that live it every day. They have wisdom, knowledge, solutions, ideas that could be a complete game-changer in shifting from an illness to a wellness-based system. Their lived experience was earned, just as someone else’s degree and credentials were earned. Lived experience cannot be replicated and needs to be valued as much as professional licensure if we are to realize healing and recovery.
PRN was created as a trauma survivor-led organization, dedicated to improving, redefining and transforming the attitudes, systems, and policies surrounding recovery, so that we can help make recovery a reality for many more people in the community.