NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Dillard University’s Center for Racial Justice and Delvin Breaux will be hosting a Mental Health Awareness and Fitness Bootcamp! This is a 100% free program for boys and girls 11-15 & 16-21 years old that will combine elements of physical exercise, mental health education, and emotional well-being support. The goal of our bootcamp is to fight the obesity and mental health issues that our youth are struggling with today. We want to promote a holistic approach to wellness, addressing both the physical and mental aspects of health.
Boot Camp Schedule: Friday, June 16 (7-8:30 p.m. (CST) Registration/Introduction only), Saturday, June 17th, 2023 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) (CST) and Sunday, June 18 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.), which will be held at the Dillard University Gym located at 2601 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, La.
This 3 Day Boot Camp will consist of mini workshops on and off the field:
- Physical Fitness Activities: The bootcamp will include various physical exercises and workouts to improve fitness, strength, and flexibility.
- Mental Health Education: The bootcamp will incorporate educational sessions focused on mental health awareness, stress management techniques, and strategies for maintaining emotional well-being. These sessions might cover topics such as understanding common mental health conditions, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and promoting positive self-care practices. The bootcamp will offer workshops and activities that focus on developing specific skills related to mental health and emotional well-being. This could include mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, or stress reduction techniques.
- Group Discussions and Support: Participants will have opportunities to engage in group discussions and share their experiences related to mental health. These sessions can foster a sense of community, allowing individuals to express their challenges, seek support, and learn from one another.
The mental health awareness and fitness bootcamp aims to create a positive environment that encourages individuals to prioritize their well-being and develop a healthy lifestyle. It combines physical activity, education, and community support to promote mental and physical health in a comprehensive way.