Dr Charlotte Emborg sat down with us at ECNP 2021 to talk about functional recovery in schizophrenia. Here she introduces herself and her practice and discusses how functionality and recovery in people with schizophrenia are replacing symptom control as goals for patients. This includes a patient being active in their own life, such as with education, a career and relationships. Obstacles to functional recovery can include stigma and healthcare system barriers. Dr Emborg also chats about World Mental Health Day and what her and her colleagues are doing to promote it.