Wellness Recovery Action Planning, or WRAP, is an evidence-based system that is used worldwide by people who are dealing with mental health and other kinds of wellness challenges. It is a unique form of mental health support in that is peer-led and self-directed. Join host Shannon Eliot as she chats with Mary Ellen Copeland, author of the book "Wellness Recovery Action Plan" and Matthew Federici, Executive Director of The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.
Peer respite centers are community-based alternative models of mental health residential care. They foster wellness, are holistic in scope, and are staffed by people who are peers in terms of having experience in psychiatric crisis. Join host Barbara Meyers as she talks with Yana Jacobs and Dr. Michael Cornwall, two individuals who have experience with this promising practice.
Join host Shannon Eliot as she interviews Dan Reilly, Director of Shine, a documentary that highlights the inspirational and personal stories of three youths overcoming mental health challenges born from trauma. Executive producer and PEERS Associate Director Lisa Smusz also joins the discussion.
Join host Shannon Eliot as she chats with PEERS Spirituality Liaison Minister Monique Tarver and BOSS Executive Director boona cheema as they discuss the importance of spirituality in maintaining mental health and wellness.
Beats, Rhymes, and Life, or BRL, is an Oakland-based community organization that aims to promote mental health and wellness among youth through rap, hip hop, and other forms of pop culture. Host Shannon Eliot chats with founder Tomas Alvarez III and alum Damontae Wilson about BRL's origin, purpose, and goals for the future. They also discuss how rap therapy is used around the world.
Crisis Intervention Training, or CIT, is a program that trains police officers on how to better understand and interact with people who are having mental health crises. Join host Barbara Meyers as she chats with a police officer from the Oakland Police Department, a family member, and a consumer about this promising program.
Mental health rights advocate Jay Mahler is retiring from his position as Consumer Relations Manger for Alameda County. As one living with schizophrenia and an advocate for others with mental health challenges, he has seen the good, the bad and the hopeful in the mental health system. He speaks with Mental Health and Wellness Radio host Jenee Darden about his 40 years of activism and what's next in his life. Listen here or below.
Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, founder of the Copeland Center and a creator of WRAP, gives the keynote presentation at the WRAP for Health Conference at California State University, East Bay, on May 1, 2012. She is introduced by Sharon Kuehn, Social Inclusion Program Manager for PEERS.