MINDSTRONG™/MINDBODYSTRONG™

Building mental resiliency, coping skills and overall well-being through evidence-based programs for clinicians and young adults

Backed by 20 studies, MINDSTRONG™/ MINDBODYSTRONG™ participants demonstrate a significant reduction in stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation as well as improved healthy lifestyle behaviors and academic performance after completion of this seven-week course.

MINDSTRONG™ / MINDBODYSTRONG™ Reference List
  1. Buffington, B.C., Melnyk, B.M., Morales, S., Lords, A., & Zupan, M.R.  (2016). Effects of an energy balance educational intervention and the COPE cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for Division I U.S. Air Force Academy female athletes.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(4), 181-187. DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12359
  2. Hart Abney, B.G., Lusk, P., Hovermale, R. & Melnyk, B.M.  (2019). Decreasing Depression and Anxiety in College Youth Using the Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment Program (COPE).  Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 25(2), 89-98. doi: 10.1177/1078390318779205.
  3. Hoying, J. & Melnyk, B.M.  (2016). COPE: A pilot study with urban-dwelling minority sixth grade youth to improve physical activity and mental health outcomes. Journal of School Nursing, 32(5), 347-356. doi: 10.1177/1059840516635713
  4. Hoying, J., Melnyk, B.M., & Arcoleo, K.  (2016). Effects of the COPE Cognitive Behavioral Skills Building TEEN Program on the Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors and Mental Health of Appalachian Early Adolescents.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(1), 65-72. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.02.005.
  5. Kozlowski, J., Lusk, P, & Melnyk, B.M.  (2015). Pediatric nurse practitioner management of child anxiety in the rural primary care clinic with the evidence-based COPE. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(3), 274-282. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.01.009.
  6. Lusk, P., Hart Abney, B.G., & Melnyk, B.M.  (2018).  A Successful Model for Clinical Training in Child/Adolescent Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Graduate Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Students.  Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 24(5), 457-468.  doi: 10.1177/1078390317723989.
  7. Lusk, P. & Melnyk, B.M. (2011a). COPE for the treatment of depressed adolescents. Lessons learned from implementing an evidence-based practice change. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(4), 297-309. doi: 10.1177/1078390311416117.
  8. Lusk, P., & Melnyk, B.M. (2011b). The brief cognitive-behavioral COPE intervention for depressed adolescents: Outcomes and feasibility of delivery in 30-minute outpatient visits. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(3), 226-236. doi: 10.1177/1078390311404067.
  9. Lusk, P., & Melnyk, B.M.  (2013). COPE for depressed and anxious teens: A brief cognitive-behavioral skills building intervention to increase access to timely, evidence-based treatment.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26(1), 23-31.  DOI:10.1111/jcap.12017
  10. Lusk, P., & Melnyk, B.M.  (2018).  Decreasing Depression and Anxiety in College Youth Using the Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment Program (COPE).  Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 25(2), 89-98. doi: 10.1177/1078390318779205.
  11. Melnyk, B.M., Amaya, M., Szalacha, L.A., Hoying, J., Taylor, T. & Bowersox, K.  (2015a).  Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Effects of the COPE On-line Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Building Program on Mental Health Outcomes and Academic Performance in Freshmen College Students: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 28(3), 147-154. DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12119
  12. Melnyk, B.M, Hoying, J., & Tan, A. (2020). Effects of the MINDSTRONG© CBT-based program on depression, anxiety and healthy lifestyle behaviors in graduate health sciences students. Journal of American College Health: J of ACH, 1–9. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1782922
  13. Melnyk, B.M., Jacobson, D., Kelly, S.A., Belyea, M.J., Shaibi, G.Q., Small, L., O’Haver, J.A., & Marsiglia, F.F.  (2015b). Twelve-Month Effects of the COPE Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program on Overweight and Depression in High School Adolescents. Journal of School Health, 85(12), 861-870. doi: 10.1111/josh.12342.
  14. Melnyk, B.M., Jacobson, D., Kelly, S., Belyea, M., Shaibi, G., Small, L., O’Haver, J., & Marsiglia, F.F. (2013a). Promoting healthy lifestyles in high school adolescents: A randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(4), 407-415. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.05.013
  15. Melnyk, B.M., Kelly, S., Jacobson, D., Arcoleo, K., & Shaibi, G. (2013b). Improving physical activity, mental health outcomes and academic retention of college students with freshman 5 to thrive: COPE/healthy lifestyles. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, 26(6), 314-322. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12037.
  16. Melnyk, B., Kelly, S., Jacobson, D., Belyea, M., Shaibi, G., Small, L., O’Haver, J., & Marsiglia, F.F.  (2013c). The COPE healthy lifestyles TEEN randomized controlled trial with culturally diverse high school adolescents: Baseline characteristics and methods.  Contemporary Clinical Trials, 36(1), 41-53. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2013.05.013.
  17. Melnyk, B.M., Kelly, S., & Lusk, P.  (2014). Outcomes and feasibility of a manualized cognitive-behavioral skills building intervention: Group COPE for depressed and anxious adolescents in school settings. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27(1), 3-13. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12058
  18. Sampson, M., Melnyk, B.M., Hoying, J. (2019). Intervention effects of the MINDBODYSTRONG cognitive behavioral skills building program on newly licensed registered nurses' mental health, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and job satisfaction. Journal of Nursing Administration; 49(10), 487-495. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000792.
  19. Sampson, M., Melnyk, B.M., & Hoying, J. (2020). The MINDBODYSTRONG Intervention for New Nurse Residents: 6 Month Effects on Mental Health Outcomes, Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors and Job Satisfaction. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 17 (1), 16– 23.

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