Moving Forward

These days I am learning how to cope with being older and needing to find time in my life to take good care of myself, to enjoy my extended family that includes children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a wonderful group of close friends. If it were not for...

The Beginning of WRAP

I have been thinking about where WRAP came from. It is such fun to go back and visit those times. I had compiled my data, started giving workshops based on what I learned (even though a psychiatrist told me I could never lead a workshop) and even began writing a book...

The First Research Project

I sent out postcards to national, regional and local mental health agencies and organizations asking people to write or call me if they were willing to share their experiences. This was almost ten years before e-mail. E-mail and the Internet would have made this so...

How It All Began

All my life, as I struggled with deep sadness, and sometimes-scary elation,  I thought there was some way I could get this under control.  I always had hope that there was a different way.  But it wasn’t until I started reaching out to others who had similar life...

Request for Input from Mary Ellen

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...