But mental illness is messy and it impacts people in unique ways. While a doctor can estimate the healing time required for a sprained knee ligament, the same cannot be said for a mental illness such as schizophrenia.
Each person has a unique experience with mental illness. While two people may share a diagnosis, their road to recovery can look much different in terms of medication, therapy and support. Success in the treatment of mental illness is most often found when the individual needs of the person are properly balanced with the right approach and level of support.
Could not have said it better.