We don’t know them all,
but we owe them all
WRAP and Veterans
Military training and service are intense, rule-driven, precise, and both rewarding and difficult. Likewise, transitioning from active military service to Veteran life can be both exciting and challenging. If you are on active duty or in the reserves, or have ever been in the military, you may have experienced hardship, trauma, injuries, and losses related to military service. You may have feelings and experiences that can feel hard to manage. They may keep you from being the way you want to be and doing the things you want to do. Family members and friends may not understand what you’ve gone though or the way you feel, which can feel very lonely and frustrating.
WRAP is widely used in Veterans’ hospitals and Veterans’ organizations, as well as among people who are currently serving in the military. Veterans and service members using WRAP have reported experiencing better overall physical and mental health, reduced substance use, better pain management, improved sleep, stronger relationships with friends and family members, and lower levels of stress, among other benefits. WRAP has also been found to be helpful in navigating physical health conditions, including illness, injury, and service-related disability; relocation and family separation issues; and adjustments related to deployment and returning to civilian life.
Veterans Books and Materials
Recent Blog Posts
Why WRAP Is Great for Helping Veterans
November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States. WRAP thanks all Veterans around the world who have served their countries, often at great sacrifice—including lasting emotional and physical issues. Today, we feature the words of Larry Buttel, a U.S. Veteran who...
Celebrating the Disability Community
To honor Disability Pride month, Sandy Goodwick and Lou Lusk share how WRAP has enhanced their lives. Disability Pride . . . Finding My Voice By Sandy Goodwick, Certified WRAP Facilitator, retired teacher/advocate “Sandy’s germs! No returns!” said Gail (or Linda, or...
A Crisis Plan for ANY Crisis
As we’ve been updating and re-releasing WRAP books and other materials, you’ve no doubt noticed some adjustments and enhancements to the materials. We’ve added new examples, created new prompts to help you build your WRAP, updated some of our language to better...