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A structured support system for recovery is essential. While your recovery journey is yours alone, others help enrich your existence, and counter feelings of loneliness or isolation.
Everyone could benefit from at least five good friends or supporters we can call on when in need. Your supporters are people you like, respect, trust, share common interests with and with whom you can share anything. You choose them yourself. Supporters can be family members, peers, friends, co-workers and health care providers. However, health care providers may be limited in the kind of support they can offer.
Support people can also count on us when they need a friend as well. When you begin your recovery, you may not have five supporters. This is okay. Gradually, through using various strategies we will discuss, the number of your supporters and their role in enhancing your wellness will increase.
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.