WRAP Works for Vets
WRAP is an excellent recovery tool for Veterans and found especially effective when presented to by a trained peer facilitator.
By: Eric J. Fournier. Vice President, VT Vet To Vet
Veterans find WRAP to be an effective tool in their recovery. Vermont Vet To Vet has incorporated WRAP into their recovery groups with great resources such as WRAP for Veterans and People in the Military. Each group has a different focus and uses WRAP in very unique ways to help Veterans cope with their personal recovery. Facilitators who are trained in WRAP teach their fellow Veterans how to make their personal WRAP plans. Usually facilitators only have one or two groups worth of time to teach Veterans how to use WRAP so the lessons are streamlined, but effective. Often facilitators will report being approached by Veterans after they have graduated from their programs and the Veterans will tell the facilitator how much their WRAP plan has helped them in their recovery.
WRAP Plus – Only $16
WRAP Plus is the go to book for all things WRAP! This easy to read volume is loaded with real life examples, making it a wonderfully relatable resource. The information in this book, along with our other resources, are based on years and years of interviewing people who experience serious mental health issues in their lives.
WRAP Plus is an extensively updated version of the book, Living Without Depression and Manic Depression. The original book was published in 1994 and was based on a study I did of the skills and strategies of people who have gotten well and stayed well over time. This was at a time when recovery from mental health issues was not even considered to be possible.
Recovery is now a word that is used in mental health all the time, but I didn’t want the original text with all its great information to cease to be. It was too important for too many people and led many out of the depths of despair into a rich and rewarding life. So, WRAP Plus was born. I added lots of updates about recovery and WRAP to make this a truly comprehensive resource for people dealing with all kinds of mental health challenges.