What is WRAP?
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals. It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.
WRAP has been studied extensively in rigorous research projects and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
The Moscow Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) group meets every Wednesday throughout the year from 4pm-5pm at the 1912 Building in Moscow, ID. This WRAP group is a place for people who experience mental health challenges and for those who care about them to receive support and education. For example, weekly topics include:
Taking responsibility for wellness:
Preventing and avoiding suicide
Stress reduction and relaxation methods
Building self-esteem and self-confidence
Sadly, Idaho is ranked 49th in the nation for its mental health services. The WRAP group combats this statistic and provides individuals in the Moscow area with a supportive and friendly environment where people can receive ongoing, free support among peers and learn new skills to live a healthy lifestyle.
Five key recovery concepts provide the foundation of effective recovery work:
Hope – People who experience mental health difficulties get well, stay well and go on to meet their life dreams and goals.
Personal Responsibility – It’s up to you, with the assistance of others, to take action and do what needs to be done to keep yourself well.
Education – Learning all you can about what you are experiencing so you can make good decisions about all aspects of you life.
Self Advocacy – Effectively reaching out to others so that you can get what it is that you need, want and deserve to support your wellness and recovery.
Support – While working toward your wellness is up to you, receiving support from others, and giving support to others will help you feel better and enhance the quality of your life.