This study examined changes in psychosocial outcomes among participants in an eight-week, peer-led, mental illness self-management intervention called Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP). METHODS: Eighty individuals with serious mental illness at five Ohio sites completed telephone interviews at baseline and one month after the intervention.

The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the outcomes of two statewide initiatives in Vermont and Minnesota, in which self-management of mental illness was taught by peers to people in mental health recovery using Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP).

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a peer-led illness self-management intervention called Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) by comparing it with usual care. The primary outcome was reduction of psychiatric symptoms, with secondary outcomes of increased hopefulness, and enhanced quality of life (QOL). A total of 519 adults with severe and persistent mental illness were recruited from outpatient community mental health settings in 6 Ohio communities and randomly assigned to the 8-week intervention or a wait-list control condition.

WRAP came out of a body of knowledge and research that Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, completed in the past 20 years. Today, there is a lot of research taking place uses WRAP. The Copeland Center is proud to share that WRAP® is now recognized by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence based practice. Through the dedication of people in recovery sharing their experience with WRAP® and researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago, WRAP® is saving lives and helping people experience greater levels of wellness.