This is a metaphor that I use to explain Recovery.
I think of a workroom, the workroom is full of tools.
This is where I learned to fight depression.
The tools are things that I learned over the years, and some are weapons I employed to deal with mental illness.
However, now I am in Recovery.
Few if any of these tools work.
They were created to manage depression.
I need new tools now.
The mistake that I made in the beginning was not to realise this.
I thought that I could apply the same knowledge to recovery as I had to depression.
Recovery is very different from depression, but still requires management.
Now I have to create new tools, as Recovery is a daily challenge.