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Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Grant & Education Director. Consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP.  For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique knowledge of WRAP and the history of its development that is inspiring and allows others to share in the amazing journey of how WRAP began, the people who influenced it and helped to deepen our understanding of what it means to be well thus making WRAP what it is today.

Jane has experienced both sides of the mental health system and is a strong advocate for both peers and professionals and the need to be able to reach out to each other to change things in ways that benefit us all. It was while working at a local mental health agency that she met and began talking to Mary Ellen Copeland about ways to create what became the structure of WRAP and how that structure might allow us to “make it work” in our lives.

Jane has and continues to work extensively in Vermont as an advocate and educator, using WRAP its values and ethics and her belief that recovery is possible for all, to reach people struggling with Mental Health issues, Addictions, Trauma and difficult physical conditions. She is a Master Facilitator for the Copeland Center, being one of the first facilitators trained by Mary Ellen. She enjoys nature, walking and has a tool box full of  things that keep her well.