Who developed the Mental Health Boot Camp curriculum?
The Mental Health Boot Camp was developed by Chris Boyd MA, Brooke Lewis Psy.D, Joanna Boyd MCP, and Ryan Howes Ph.D in consultation with
Psychealth, a team of psychologists and psychotherapists. It is based on a combination of empirically proven strategies from the field of psychology and related health disciplines.
What can I expect to do each day?
Each day will consist of a combination of tasks that fit into 1 of 4 categories: information that you read, activities you or engage in and write about, meditation exercises you listen to, and videos you watch. The program includes: psychoeducation on emotions, cognitive reframing, mindfulness based meditations, gratitude, compassion, and much more! Each day has a combination of new content and some exercises that repeat to help build new routines.
How long will it take to complete all the tasks for each day?
This varies based on an individual’s speed and efficiency, but typically between 25 minutes to 45 minutes each day. You don’t have to do it all at once, task completion can be spread out throughout the day.
Do they need to be completed at the same time?
No, task completion can be spread out throughout the day.
What happens if I don't complete the Mental Health Boot Camp in 25 days?
You will have 5 extra days to complete the program. If the program is not completed within 30 days of first signing up, you will be logged out of the system. This is meant to motivate you! The Boot Camp involves a commitment of time and energy to complete.
Will the program help with my feelings of anxiety, sadness, and/or anger?
The various strategies utilized in the program have been shown to help decrease feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger. The program was designed to boost your well-being and should complement, not replace, existing mental health supports.
Will the Boot Camp work for adolescents?
The program was created for adults. Having said that, a teenager with above average comprehension skills could benefit from the program.
Where can I find more intensive mental health support?
If you are experiencing frequent and intense mental health concerns, please contact a trained/ certified mental health professional (psychologist, clinical counselor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, etc.), a crisis line, or local health unit.