Improve youth health & wellbeing with mental health literacy
Brain Health Bootcamp is a plug & play, evidence-based solution for secondary schools to measure and increase mental health literacy, thus promoting early action and improving student outcomes
Research shows that mental health literacy promotes early action and better life outcomes
Youth mental health problems are prevalent and consequential, yet widely misunderstood and unaddressed.Explore the research on mental health literacy ->
• 1 in 3 teens struggles with their mental health.
• 75% of lifetime mental illness begins in adolescence.
• 50% of those struggling never seek help.
Decades of research show that mental health literacy (knowledge about the recognition, management, and prevention of mental health conditions) is proven to drive early action and therefore positive student outcomes like increased graduation rates, decreased incarceration, decreased substance use, and more.
Easily measure and improve
mental health literacy at your school
The first step to helping students increase mental health literacy is assessing existing knowledge, stigma, and current behaviors through our adapted Mental Health Literacy Scale for adolescents.
Our interactive program covers key concepts with short-form videos and visuals. In one hour, students get the foundational knowledge and skills they need to recognize, manage, and prevent mental illness.
Health literacy is a stronger predictor of health status than age, income, employment status, education level, race, or ethnic group.
Early treatment is effective and can help young people stay in school and on track to achieving their life goals.
Join educators and administrators nationwide who are prioritizing student mental health literacy
Get access to Brain Health Bootcamp with no training required
Share a plug & play link with your students
Students take the one-hour Brain Health Basics program in class
Built by designers, verified by doctors, loved by teachers, and made for students
The Brain Health Bootcamp uniquely fills a critical gap by providing engaging, evidence-informed content about mental health and mental illness to adolescents, families, and community members
My students felt that the Bootcamp was very informative and beneficial. I believe BHB is a good way to get young people to think introspectively without feeling, or having the fear of being stigmatized about discussing what they are feeling during this tumultuous time. A few of our students have even felt comfortable enough to seek assistance from outside sources, just to talk.
I took the Brain Health Bootcamp and just want to say I thought it was EXCELLENT!!!! Thank you for providing such a useful tool! I introduced it to a few of my classes and had one student come up to me after class and gush about how grateful they are to see such an accurate portrayal of mental health challenges.
Doing the Brain Health Bootcamp was a really great experience for me. It gave me a much better understanding about mental health as a whole, why it is referred to as brain health, and how you can work on your brain health even if you aren't currently struggling. I feel much more comfortable having conversations about this with my friends now that I am more informed and think I have become a more understanding person because of this program.
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