Mental health and WRAP Resources
It has been developed by a group of people who experience mental health challenges. These people learned that they can identify what makes them well and then use their own wellness tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness. The result has been recovery and long-term stability. WRAP programs are designed by the client in practical, day-to-day terms and holds the key to getting and staying well. It does not necessarily replace traditional treatments and can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options they have chosen.
In developing a WRAP, people identify the wellness tools that will most benefit them and will learn how to use these tools when needed, every day or when they have particular feelings or experiences. WRAP will help clients monitor and relieve uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and identify the best course of action. WRAP planning also includes Crisis Planning (an Advance Directive) that lets others know how clients want them to respond when they cannot make decisions, take care of themselves, or keep them safe, and a Post Crisis plan to guide them through the often difficult time when they are healing from a crisis.
WRAP is designed and managed by the client and is designed to:
- Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors
- Increase personal empowerment
- Improve quality of life
- Assist in achieving life goals and dreams.