About the Program

Welcome to Power Your Mind: Tools to Build Resilience, a guide to help you get through your day without losing your cool.

Being a teenager can be tough, and the added stress of COVID-19 has created higher levels of anxiety and anger. According to Mental Health America, 1 in 5 teens live with mental illness, stress, or depression. You are not alone!

The Power Your Mind program uses graphic novel stories to show how recognizing what gets you worked up and applying our tools to your thinking can create better outcomes to life’s everyday aggravations.

Topics include:

  • Angry and Fearful Temper
  • Internal and External Environment
  • Will-training
  • Spotting Tools
  • The 4-Step Method
  • Hidden Meaning
  • Humor
  • Facing Your Fears
  • Group-Minded vs. Self-Focused


You can use the workbook on your own or as participant in a group workshop.  We’ll show examples of ideas in action and then offer tips for you to put them to use in your daily life. This complete program will help you recognize when you get worked up over daily trivial situations, give you tools to manage your symptoms, and relieve stress and anxiety.

Support the program


Recovery International is a 501-c-3 not for profit corporation chartered in Illinois.  We are governed by a Board of Directors from six states.  Staff work out of headquarters in Oak Brook, IL and satellite locations.  We operate on funds collected through meeting contributions, donations, grants, sponsorships, memberships, book sales and bequests. Your gift helps support peer-led support group meetings, new programs for youth and veterans, and continued publication of books by Dr. Abraham Low.

What Members Say...

“In 2013 we lost my sweet brother Matthew to suicide. His sudden death was a shock to my system. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks began to wreak havoc on my system—my whole body and my mental health suffered. Since training in the Recovery International method, I’ve regained authority over my mental health and peace of mind and body. I’m no longer a victim of the grief or pain I endured. I am learning to be self-led, not symptom-led. I can live a beautiful life while still feeling symptoms. RI has given me hope, true hope. We may feel helpless at times, but there are no hopeless cases. Let us love and be gentle with ourselves and each other.”

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Danielle's Story

It was 2018, and I was on top of the world. I had a stable job, a great network of friends and I was working out every day. I thought nothing could get me down. But, one day after the gym, I felt a wave of fear coming over me. It felt like I was going to die. Along with this was a hot sensation and panic. These episodes continued for weeks. As they worsened, I thought I was losing my mind and that everything I had done in my life was for nothing, I felt broken and embarrassed. I also experienced heart palpitations, sweating, sleeplessness and restlessness. However, I could not identify what these feelings were or how to deal with them until I attended Recovery meetings. My first meeting was hard. Walking into a room full of people I did not know was overwhelming. But after a couple of weeks, learning the steps and participating in the group, I gained the tools to deal with my symptoms, and I have regained my vitality.”

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Joel's Story