Because of our own experiences with Mental Illness and because of the resources we have been able to utilize together with our faith journey and community, Elvia Knoll, psychiatric survivor shares her concepts that have helped in her own recovery supported by the Board of Directors, volunteers, and donors who make La Via Sana possible.
We believe that a person is a person first. The illness is NOT an identity. And we believe that a person is a whole person. Here are some concepts that really form part of our discussion, outreach, and philosophy...
Whole Body Health
Being Supported by environment & personal choices
Harmony with limitations
Seeking OPTIMUM vitality
Making peace with biological/genetic issues
Making progress congruent with personal goals
Personal Growth & Empowerment
Investing in LIFE while dealing with illness
Acknowledging Spiritual TRUTH as the foundation for peace and having a healthy balance of how to integrate that into daily living
Delighting in the gift of Grace
Accepting HEALING from God
Trusting God above all as the ONE who truly understands everything about the illness, and as a provider of LOVE, COMFORT, HELP, PROTECTION, and so many other things that cannot be listed in one sentence.