I have dedicated the last 30 years of my life to learning from people who have mental health issues, the simple, safe, non-invasive ways that they get well, stay well and move forward in there lives, and then sharing what I have learned with others through keynote addresses, trainings and the development of books, curriculums and other resources. Now that I am retired, and that, as I intended, others are continuing to share what I have learned, I want to continue to learn from those of you who have mental health issues and those of you who support us, and to, when appropriate, share that information.
I look forward to hearing from you, whatever you would like to share. Right now as I begin my retirement, I am thinking about how all of this work got started and the many, many people who have been involved in the creation of this work, in moving this work forward over the years, and who have used this work to make their lives the way they want them to be. This brings up lots of thought about the history of recovery and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan. If you can add to my memories on this, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Memorable quotes from a WRAP Tacoma gathering I attended on April 1, 2017: Angela - When I found WRAP in 2012, I knew WRAP was a way I could bring recovery to my organization. When you develop your WRAP, you start to embrace yourself. Jennifer - WRAP keeps me well. I...read more
Review the April 14th WRAP 20th anniversary webinar at: ...read more
I, Joana Arcangel, am a peer with lived experience – meaning I identify with mental health recovery. At the Hacienda of Hope and through our organization, Project Return Peer Support Network, we utilize these experiences and focus on strength-building through a...read more
Join the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery for the WRAP Around the World Conference in Sacramento, CA on June 5-7. This international grassroots conference brings together WRAP Facilitators, administrators from systems of care, and supporters who are looking...read more
As you all know, WRAP is very important to me. It has been my guide to living since it was first developed by peers at a seminar I was leading. WRAP was developed in March of 1997. That means that its 20th "birthday" is coming right up. I am...read more
Writings by Mary Ellen Copeland
- WRAP 20th Anniversary Keynote Speech
- My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen’s Reflections, Part I
- My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen’s Reflections, Part II
- My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen’s Reflections, Part III
- Remembering Kate – A Story of Hope
- Could it have been Different?
- Getting Well: The Seeds of WRAP and Recovery Books
- Power of WRAP
- The Greatest Gift
- Doctoral Thesis
- Living WRAP