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Wellness Recovery Action Plan – Mary Ellen Copeland
WRAP has been developed by a group of people who experience mental health and other health and lifestyle challenges. These people learned that they can identify what makes them well, and then use their own Wellness Tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness and a higher quality of life.
Webinar 8: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
Webinar 8: Liberman & Martin Social Skills Training Guidelines
Webinar 8: Impact of Wellness Recovery Action Planning – Cook et al., 2013
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a mental illness self-management intervention, called Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), on the use of and need for mental health services over time compared with nutrition and wellness education. Method: Participants were recruited from outpatient community mental health settings in Chicago, Illinois. Using a single-blind, randomized controlled trial design, 143 individuals were assigned to WRAP or to a nutrition education course and assessed at baseline and at 2-month and 8-month follow-up. The WRAP intervention was delivered by peers in recovery from serious mental illness who were certified WRAP educators over nine weekly sessions lasting 2.5 hrs. The nutrition education curriculum was taught by trained non-peer educators using the same schedule. Mixed-effects random regression analysis tested for differences between the two interventions in (a) self-reported use of 19 clinical, rehabilitation, peer, emergent, and ancillary services; and (b) self-reported need for these services. Results: Results of mixed-effects random regression analysis indicated that, compared with controls, WRAP participants reported significantly greater reduction over time in service utilization (total, individual, and group), and service need (total and group services). Participants in both interventions improved significantly over time in symptoms and recovery outcomes. Discussion: Training in mental illness self-management reduced the self-reported need for and use of formal mental health services over time. This confirms the importance of WRAP in an era of dwindling behavioral health service availability and access.
What is the impact of mental health-related stigma on help-seeking? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies
Background Individuals often avoid or delay seeking professional help for mental health problems. Stigma may be a key deterrent to help-seeking but this has not been reviewed systematically. Our systematic review addressed the overarching question: What is the impact of mental health-related stigma on help-seeking for mental health problems? Subquestions were: (a) What is the size and direction of any association between stigma and help-seeking?
Webinar 7: The homeless use Facebook?! Similarities of social network use between college students and homeless young adults
Link to ‘Computers in Human Behaviour’ article on MH & Social Media as mentioned by Sue MacDonald in Webinar 7 on Peer Services & PSR.
Terry Krupa’s Action Over Inertia
Action Over Inertia introduces readers to an occupational time-use intervention that aims to re-engage community dwelling individuals with serious mental illness with meaningful activity, positively influencing levels of occupational balance and engagement.
Included in the publication are step-by-step instructions, worksheets and resources to use directly with individuals and groups.
Carl Rogers’s Client Centered Therapy
Presenting the non-directive and related points of view in counselling and therapy, Rogers gives a clear exposition of procedures by which individuals who are being counselled may be assisted in achieving for themselves new and more effective personality adjustments.