ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This course is an in-depth review of When Things Are Breaking Down and Action Plan, the fourth section of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) as described in various resources developed by Mary Ellen Copeland. WRAP is a widely-used, effective, evidence-based, and self-directed method for maintaining personal wellness, and for helping people feel better when they are not doing well. The When Things Are Breaking Down section of WRAP is for that time when things have worsened and might be close to a crisis. In this course, you will learn to identify the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that indicate that a time may be approaching when a person cannot take care of him or herself. When a person is able to recognize those signs and take action on his/her own behalf, a potential crisis can be averted, and the individual can work his/her way back to wellness. When Things Are Breaking Down and Action Plan is intended not only for people working on their personal WRAP, but also for their family members, friends, peers, and care providers. After providing a review of the Wellness Toolbox and the first three sections of WRAP - Daily Maintenance Plan; Triggers and Action Plan; and Early Warning Signs and Action Plan - the course explains how a person identifies signs that things are breaking down and how to develop and use a When Things Are Breaking Down Action Plan. Using a series of interactive exercises and case studies, this course describes the process of identifying signs that things are breaking down. The case studies include sample Action Plans to illustrate the various things people can do to feel better when things are breaking down. Individualized and directive, the Action Plans in this section of WRAP contain fewer choices and include clear directions about the things people can do to prevent things from getting worse and to help them feel better, while showing how it is still possible for them to take action on their own behalf. This course content is appropriate for anyone who is dealing with mental health difficulties, physical problems, or other kinds of life issues, and wants to work on their own recovery and wellness. It is also appropriate for the people who support those individuals, including friends and family members, as well as health care providers. This course does not meet the prerequisite requirements for the WRAP facilitator training and is not intended to train WRAP group facilitators. For further information, contact the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery at http://www.copelandcenter.com.