"Published studies suggest that 10% to 20% of people with schizophrenia have remission of their illness as they get older, 20% get worse, but in a large majority (60% to 70%), the course of illness remains relatively unchanged."
To reach remission it is recommended that you aim for a stress-free environment. Therefore, do things to relieve stress such as journaling, exercising, talking to friends, listening to or creating music, making art, and cooking to list a few. Also, communicate with other people your feelings about different things to prevent a misunderstanding. And whenever a stressful event comes into your life take it slow. For example, starting a new job could be a stressor, it may be best to start working less hours and then gradually increase your hours.
If you have a mental illness and it is in remission, how long have you been in remission and what helped you to reach that level of recovery?
1) Remission of Schizophrenia: A Possibility?- http://www.healthrising.com/stories/schrem.html
2) Schizophrenia Remission: Does it Exist?- http://www2.healthtalk.com/go/mental-health/schizophrenia/ask-the-doctor/content/schizophrenia-remission-does-it-exist
3) Remission- How Antipsychotics Help to Control the Symptoms of Schizophrenia- http://www.psychiatry24x7.com/bgdisplay.jhtml?itemname=remission&page=ecall