The mission of Mental Fitness is to build resilience in youth through arts-based programs. We do this by collaborating with national experts in medicine, nutrition and mental health to bring together (and create new) evidence-based programs that improve the seven protective categories of mental fitness; community connections, self-esteem, media literacy, mindfulness, body image, stress-management, nourishing body & mind.
For ten years, our arts-based initiatives have provided a safe, unique and interactive launching point for discussion of complex mental health issues that face kids from all communities and backgrounds. Our goal is to build the shared protective factors and enhance mental fitness in all youth.
We specialize in training community leaders, educators, school nurses, coaches and parents about managing mental illness in the school and university setting.
Since our inception in 2006, our array of programs have been presented in diverse, multi-ethnic communities; including middle schools, high schools, universities, medical, educational and arts festivals worldwide.