About the Chase Bjork Foundation and Brain Health Bootcamp
The Chase Bjork Foundation (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) was established by the Bjork family in February 2020 to honor Chase Bjork, who lost his life to suicide at age 18. Losing Chase ignited a passion to meaningfully address the lack of education and awareness of mental illness resources available to adolescents, their families and the communities in which they live. In September 2021, CBF launched the Brain Health Bootcamp (BHB), a free, online program for students, parents and communities to learn about mental health: what it is, how to talk about it, and how to get help for it. The program is available online at brainhealthbootcamp.org and can be customized in partnership with school districts that wish to integrate it into their curricula. BHB is being piloted at Concord-Carlisle High School and Waldorf School of Massachusetts Bay.
If you are a parent, student, teacher, or school staff that would like to get involved with promoting mental health education and resources, or bringing the BHB to your school, please reach out to use at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you!
In Chase’s Memory
Chase Bjork was a beautiful boy who ultimately died from his mental illness. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to overcome the power of his hidden disease. In his memory, the Bjork family and Concord community established the Chase Bjork Foundation to educate families on mental illness and get more adolescents the treatment they need and deserve, pre-crisis.