Who developed the Mental Health Boot Camp curriculum?
The Mental Health Boot Camp was developed by practicing psychotherapists Chris Boyd, M.A., Brooke Lewis, Psy.D., Joanna Boyd, M.C.P., and Ryan Howes, Ph.D. 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 5 categories: information that you read, activities you engage in, writing exercises you complete, meditation exercises you listen to, and videos you watch. The program includes: psychoeducation on emotions, cognitive reframing, mindfulness based meditations, gratitude exercise, acts of 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 expect to spend on average 45 minutes a day.
Do they need to be completed at the same time?
No, task completion can be spread throughout the day, but we recommend you look it over in the morning so you can best manage your time.
Does the Boot Camp cost money to join?
Yes, the Boot Camp is currently offered for an introductory price of $39.99 for the 25 day program. $5 from every sign up fee will be donated to mental health initiatives.
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 completing the first activity, 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. If you can't complete the program the first time around, we'll give you options to resume or re-start at a discounted rate.
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.