Navy Nurse Creates Community and Online Care App Addressing Overcoming Depression, Suicidal Thoughts and Resolving Conflict

May 19, 2021– Psychiatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Cristi Bundukamara, is changing the landscape for mental health care by launching her own proprietary mobile app and online course programs featuring a unique care model, The Mentally STRONG Method, as the foundation. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month and June being PTSD Awareness Month , the launch of the Mentally STRONG online courses comes during a relevant time. Currently available for download on iOS and Android devices, the premium features of the mobile application are set to launch in June of 2021 which will include robust digital resources using The Mentally STRONG Method, a cognitive behavioral formula that can be used as a self-empowering program with the guidance of a professional.

“This is my passion. I truly believe we can all be Mentally STRONG and change the way we talk, educate and think about mental health,” said Dr. Bundukamara. “Our mobile app currently offers a community platform where people can enjoy free resources and connect with our online community right from their phone. Our June launch will feature added resources and serve as a virtual community where subscribers can go for help that will pair with our online courses, ‘Raising Mentally STRONG Kids’ and ‘STRONGer Together’. This will give people direct connections with professionals while providing a framework using The Mentally STRONG Method to help get control of mental wellness and become Mentally STRONG from the comfort of their home.”

With a rising increase in virtual wellness care, a vast majority of visits were for mental health reasons in the past year requiring a need for more virtual care solutions. With extensive experience treating mental health patients; including inpatient, outpatient, substance abuse and post trauma treatment throughout the lifespan, Dr. Bundukamara created The Mentally STRONG Method using a scientifically based Cognitive Behavioral Approach and Cognitive Restructuring Technique to help identify thoughts, feelings, actions, choices, and behaviors, and understand the impact they have on a person’s life. The Mentally STRONG Method helps people learn how to map their thoughts in relation to their story and past, resulting in a person having a more meaningful vision of themself.

“Our method helps people resolve conflicts, become empowered to take action, break through barriers, strengthen relationships, control emotions, overcome depression and overwhelm, and strengthen their mental stamina so that they may become less reliant on their therapist through strategic, formulated mental strengthening tactics,” said Dr. Bundukamara. To learn more, visit

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