Glossary of Terms

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
A self-management recovery system designed to decrease symptoms, increase personal responsibility and improve the quality of life for people who experience psychiatric symptoms. This self-designed plan teaches individuals how to keep themselves well, to identify and monitor symptoms and to use simple, safe, personal skills, supports, and strategies to reduce or eliminate symptoms. WRAP is not meant to replace, but to complement, professional health support and medications, though in more and more cases people are able to shift the balance of care to this self-management approach over time.