I found my own creativity by chance: I started drawing in December 2011 after reaching a crisis point in my mental health and being told that I would always be "ill, medicated and never work again" by a "professional" who was in charge of my care. I started painting soon after and now use art to free my mind and support my wellbeing. Having discovered a previously hidden talent, I can only now fully appreciate the true therapeutic power of creativity.
All of the above is underpinned by the following convictions:
Recovery in mental health does not necessarily mean recovered.
Recovery will mean different things to different people, hence the message should focus on living the best life we can, today.
This may sometimes mean living with the labels or being medicated but it never means giving up; just trying again tomorrow.