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COPE2Thrive Program News/Updates

(updated 9/14/19)

Recent News:

  • New findings from University presidents indicate mental health problems of their students is a priority - COPE can help!

    • “When asked for the top mental health concerns they hear about, three-quarters of presidents said anxiety (75 percent) and depression (74 percent). While these were the top two mental health concerns across all sectors, presidents at private nonprofit four-year institutions were the most likely hear about students facing anxiety (84 percent) and depression (83 percent).”

  • "The gold standard treatment for depression, along with a variety of other mental health disorders, is cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. Since its introduction, more than 1,000 research studies have found that CBT leads to symptom reduction and significant improvement in functioning." U.S. News and World Report

  • Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, creator of COPE, is recognized as an Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing for her evidence-based programs that decrease depression/anxiety and improve healthy lifestyle behaviors in children, teens and college students.

  • Mental Health Weekly highlights the COPE Program (click here).


  • Important news for currently-licensed instructors who see patients across the lifespan. The COPE 7-Session Adult Manual is now available for pre-order at the introductory price of $25/manual.


  • New! 6 - 12th grade transitional event all-inclusive program packages: COPE2Thrive now has available all-inclusive program packages designed to quickly equip schools with the resources to handle the unique needs of students during critical transitional education years.

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Related News Stories of Interest

Schools in 11 U.S. States and Canada have purchased our programs. See how some schools in the U.S. and Canada are using COPE:

  • Kennedy Langbank School, Saskatchewan, B.C.: http://www.pvsd.ca/Pages/default.aspx

  • Coeur d’Alene School District, Coeur d’Alene, ID: https://www.idahoednews.org/features/coeur-dalene-invests-in-mental-health-and-wellness-initiatives/