Episode 26: WRAP Plans for College Students Made Easy, and a Contest!

December 3, 2015
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Key Info for this Podcast:
Today we’re going to talk about WRAP plans. WRAP stands for Wellness & Recovery Action Plan, and was created by a woman named Mary Ellen Copeland.
Everything you could want to know about WRAP can be found by going here:
The only thing I couldn’t find was a good template for an actual plan, so I found that here:
I can’t believe I have yet to dedicate an episode to these plans so far. Shame on me! LOL anyway, the Wellness Toolbox (read: Wellness Arsenal) is one part of a larger WRAP plan, so let’s talk about the different parts of the plan now.
  1. Wellness Toolbox/Arsenal
  2. Daily Maintenance Plan
  3. Triggers
  4. Early Warning Signs
  5. When Things are Breaking Down
  6. Crisis Plan
  7. Post-Crisis Plan
I found an app where you can load your WRAP plan called The WRAP App ($4.99)
It took a bit of searching but I found a good WRAP plan outline online that you can download. It’s a PDF, and it’s about 25 pages, just so you’re aware.
Home Exercise:
Print up the WRAP plan over the next week (take advantage of on-campus printing facilities if possible). You don’t have to do anything with it yet, but just have it in paper form and hold on to it to complete during your winter break.
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