Veterans & People in the Military
WRAP for Veterans and People in the Military
WRAP, and other components of the Mental Health Recovery Program, are being widely used in Veteran's Hospitals, by Veterans' organizations, and by people in the military in this country and around the world.
If you are on active duty, in the reserves, or have been in the military, you may be having a hard time coping with the hardship, trauma, and loss related to military service and being involved in war-related activities. You may have feelings and experiences that are extremely upsetting, feelings that keep you from being the way you want to be and doing the things you want to do. In addition, things may be happening in your life that are difficult to deal with. Family members and friends, who don’t understand what you are experiencing and why you are behaving the way you are, may not know how to respond or how to help. Some may try to help and others may turn away. You may feel like the situation is hopeless - that you will never feel well and enjoy life again.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan can help you in the process of recovery, of getting well and staying well, and of assisting you in becoming who you want to be and making your life the way you want it. It will also be helpful to you in adapting to any challenges you have in your life like chronic illness, serious disability, being on active duty, or dealing with extreme loss or grief.
View the Sample WRAP Plan developed by five members of the Vermont Vet to Vet Program.
Mary Ellen is passionate about getting resources to people who are in the military or have been in the military; people who are searching for ways to feel better, develop and keep strong relationships with others, and work toward meeting their life goals and dreams. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for Veterans and People in the Military is a model that provides hope for recovery and a full life.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Veterans and People in the Military
WRAP, used extensively in support groups and in hospitals around the country, has become an important tool for veterans and people in the military.
This important booklet was adapted from the well-known and widely used book, Wellness Recovery Action Plan. This version of the plan was developed with input and guidance from people who are currently serving in the military as well as veterans and people in veterans' hospitals. While anyone can design and use their own WRAP, developing the plan with a supporter, in a group, or even as a family increases options and understanding. Each person will benefit from having their own copy.
In this DVD, Mary Ellen Copeland guides the veteran or person in the military through each step of the process of developing their personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan. It can be used on its own or to compliment the WRAP booklet described above. Individuals will benefit from having their own copies, or the DVD can be used again and again as a resource for groups. It can be a useful tool for families as well.
If you are on active duty, in the reserves, or have been in the military, you may be having a hard time with feelings and behaviors that are hard to deal with and address. They may be upsetting to you and your family. You may feel like they are taking away the life you had envisioned for yourself, and getting in the way of the dreams that sustained you while you were away.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a simple, self-directed process that helps you figure out what you need to do, and how and when to do it, so that you can move forward with your life, doing the things you want to do and being the kind of person you want to be.
This online version of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is specifically oriented for people who are in the military or have been in the military. There are video clips with Mary Ellen Copeland talking to veterans as they are developing their WRAPs. This WRAP is private and can be accessed at any time. You can make changes to it whenever you want and e-mail it to anyone you choose. WRAP can help with coordinating daily living as well as larger issued like depression and PTSD. This version of WRAP is very convenient for military personnel and is friendly, easy, and empowering.