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April 28, 2022

Brain Health Bootcamp's Evolution

About a year ago, the Chase Bjork Foundation began incubating the Brain Health Bootcamp, an initiative to make mental health education for adolescents, families, and schools. Since then, the Brain Health Bootcamp has grown tremendously.

April 7, 2022

Interested in transforming mental health education? You might be a good fit for the ERP...

We’re looking for Expert Reviewers to join our mission in bringing mental health education to young people. If you are a medical professional, educator, youth expert, or student and this is something you're interested in, you should consider being on our Expert Reviewer Panel. Please submit the form linked below before June 1st, 2022— we look forward to hearing from you!

March 22, 2022

What happens when you call a mental health helpline?

Mental health "helplines" are phone numbers to call in search of mental health help. Lists of these phone numbers are common among mental health resources. While it’s easy to list a phone number to call or text in these resources, it may be daunting to call this unknown number when struggling with a mental health challenge - when you actually need to use these resources. Nobody really talks about how this random phone number is going to help at all or what they can or cannot do. Let’s demystify the mental health helpline. 

March 16, 2022

How COVID-19 has Impacted the Mental Health of Students

Over the past two years, as COVID-19 has drastically changed the education system and social options for students of all ages, student’s mental health and wellness has been greatly impacted. Students are suffering from depression and anxiety, and the solution goes beyond increased counseling services.


These writings are monthly thought pieces on healing, meditating, growing, and connecting with your inner self.

September 7, 2021

Cultivate Creativity

Tapping into your own innate creativity can help you get through hard times. Creativity has healing benefits, regardless of your artistic abilities. There are so many forms of creativity -- cooking, gardening, painting, coding, dancing, music, or making jewelry. We all have an interest or hobby that can be cultivated with our own unique personal imprint of creativity.

April 15, 2021

Forest Bathing

According to Julia Plevin, author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing, the more time we spend among trees and plants, the stronger we feel the connection between our hearts and the world. What religious ascetics have known for two thousand years, modern researchers have confirmed with science and data.

March 21, 2021

Reach Out

It was a sunnier day in the city, still cold, but people were happy to be out yet cautious with COVID still a very present scare. You could feel the energy lifting slowly as people dared to hope for easier and warmer days of spring.

March 4, 2021

Nature Nurtures

We are all eagerly (perhaps impatiently) waiting for spring, natures rebirth, and this is especially true after a year of Covid. While in many parts of the country it is still cool with snow blanketing the ground, there are still ways to deeply connect with nature.

If you are in crisis, there is help

Call the toll-free, 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at
For more tailored resources, check out our Brain Health Bootcamp directory