Recovery Assistance Programs
Wellness Recovery Action Plan
Developed in 1989, WRAP is designed to help you 1) identify what makes you well, and then 2) use wellness tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness. Your WRAP program is specific to your individual recovery because it is designed and implemented by you and you alone. WRAP is not intended to replace traditional treatments, and can be used as a compliment to your current treatment plans.
Key elements of WRAP include:
- Wellness Toolbox
- Daily Maintenance Plan
- Identifying Triggers and an Action Plan
- Identifying Early Warning Signs and an Action Plan
- Identifying When Things Are Breaking Down and an Action Plan
- Crisis Planning
To learn more about the WRAP program visit http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/index.php.
Wellness Tracker from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
This new addition to the DBSA's Wellness Toolbox is an online tool that allows you to keep track of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. With the Wellness Tracker, you can better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life by tracking: your overall mood, mood disorder symptoms, lifestyle, medication, and physical health.
To learn more about DBSA's Wellness Tracker, visit https://tracker.facingus.org/.
SAMHSA's "Recovering Your Mental Health" Series
Funded by SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and prepared by Mary Ellen Copeland (creator of the WRAP program), "Recovering Your Mental Health" is a series of self-help guides directed at consumers. It covers a range of topics like: Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery, Building Self-Esteem, Developing a Recovery and Wellness Lifestyle, and Speaking Out for Yourself.
To access these publications, visit http://store.samhsa.gov/ and search for "Recovering Your Mental Health".
You can find out about more programs through websites, books and community mental health centers. You can also find them through your local Mental Health America affiliate or by visiting Mental Health America to find a support group.