It is believed
that this program can provide a self-directed safety net for those maintaining
recovery and reduce the occurrence of acute setbacks.
for this program will be the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Mary
Ellen Copeland, MA, MS, has developed
this program. Her work is based on her intensive nationwide studies of
thousands of people who experience psychiatric and physical problems and
on her own personal struggle with manic depression and physical illness
– rising from total incapacitation to enjoying a rich and rewarding life.
This is an exemplary program that is successfully used in at least 10
other states in a wide variety of communities and settings.
of this program are:
hope as individuals work together to promote wellness, stability and
increased quality of life for participants.
recovery for participants through increased self-direction.
recovery of participants through involvement in a consumer-operated
in partnership with consumers, family members, and professionals.
training for the Wellness Recovery Action Program (WRAP).
recovery skills to increase recovery between peers.
community interaction and involvement.
stigma regarding mental illness in the community through positive community