Testimonials

Has Active Minds made a difference in your life or had an impact on your campus?

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Johnny's Testimonial

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Johnny Estrada from Active Minds at Cerritos College says:

johnny"As a suicide survivor, I know life can be unpredictable, with all its highs and lows. Fortunately, life has greater plans for me, even though along the road I had to learn how to manage the barriers and obstacles that came my way.

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Franckie's Testimonial

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Franckie Echeverria from Active Minds at Columbia University says:

unnamed"Having resources like Active Minds on campus builds a strong foundation for understanding the many faces of mental health, acceptance of mental illness, and simultaneously encourages individuals to seek assistance regardless of the shame that they might feel.

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Dave's Testimonial

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Dave Downing from Active Minds at Oregon State University says:

dave1"Choosing to lead an Active Minds chapter has proven to be one of the most impactful decisions of my life. I can honestly say that our chapter has changed the way our campus views mental health.

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Yvonne's Testimonial

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Yvonne Gonzales from Active Minds at East Stroudsburg University says:

yvonnegonzales"Active Minds gave me the strength and power to start going to counseling. I am proud to tell people that I have a counselor and now encourage friends to go to counseling. I help them understand that even if they don't  have a mental illness, they do have mental health that needs to be cared for. 

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Samantha's Testimonial

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Samantha Nuerminger from Active Minds at University of Massachussets Amherst says: 

OnAliwuC"When I was 15, I was diagnosed with depression. It was something I kept to myself and tried to battle alone; I didn't want my classmates to know that the optimistic girl they saw in school was actually fighting severe demons.

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Jared's Testimonial

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Jared Wolf from Active Minds at Ithaca College says:

Jared"As a college freshman, I had never been taught about mental health. I didn't know what it meant to have a mental illness, how to get treatment, or what the people around me were going through. I didn't know that the struggles I had been experiencing for years were symptoms of bipolar disorder, and that they weren't just going to go away. 

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Chris' Testimonial

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Chris Davey from Active Minds at Stevenson University says:

rsz_1chris_davey_pic_for_website"I joined Active Minds as a freshman after my seminar instructor introduced me to the group. As soon as I got there, I felt at home.

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Ashleigh's Testimonial

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Ashleigh Morris from Active Minds at SUNY at Old Westbury says:

ashleighmorris"The chapter members took me in like I was their sister and have become my second family. They have saved my life for the better and I don't know how I am ever going to repay them.

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Markie's Testimonial

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Markie Pasternak from Active Minds at Marquette University says:

markiepasternak"One of the reasons I chose to go to Marquette University was to be a part of their five-star Active Minds Chapter. I have struggled with anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder my whole life, and I wanted to speak up about mental health when I went to college.

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Jillian's Testimonial

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Jillian Baker from Active Minds at Fairleigh Dickinson University says:

jillianbaker"Having dealt with mental health issues throughout college, I learned firsthand how much misunderstanding and stigma surrounds mental illness and how that misunderstanding can lead to feelings of isolation and confusion.

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Luis' Testimonial

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Luis Ramirez from the University of Maryland says:

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"Active Minds is not just another club on campus. They are working towards a goal that we all should strive for: a world where no one has to suffer in silence because of mental health issues. This group really acts on behalf of students and is at the forefront of the mental health movement at my university.

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Katie's Testimonial

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Katie Kiefaber from Active Minds at the University of Delaware says:

katiekiefaber"Growing up with OCD and anxiety disorders in a family where mental health disorders were not acknowledged, I felt as though I was not 'normal' and I should be ashamed for what I was dealing with.

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Sarah's Testimonial

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Sarah Berendt from Active Minds at Lourdes University says:

sarahberendt"For the longest time, I believed that I was destined to live a life of pills, doctors and therapists to survive life with a mental illness. But through Active Minds, I have learned that I can not only survive, I can thrive.

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Ashli's Testimonial

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Ashli Haggard from Active Minds at Maryland says:

ashlihaggard"Joining Active Minds was the first time I realized there were people out there who felt like I did, and we were all going to be okay. I finally found people who understood.

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Nicole's Testimonial

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Nicole Stearman from Active Minds at Eastern Washington University says:

nicole_stearman"I was diagnosed with social anxiety and depression at the beginning of my senior year of high school. So, while all of the other seniors were enjoying their last year, I was struggling with what it meant to live with mental illness.

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Ariel's Testimonial

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Ariel Ellis from Active Minds at California State University, Chico says:

ariel_ellis"The day I discovered that Active Minds existed on my campus was the day I finally felt like there was something I could belong to. After losing a close friend to suicide in high school, I wanted to find a way to give back to the community; to use my negative experience and turn it into something positive."

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Jessica's Testimonial

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Jessica Grantham from Active Minds at Wofford College says:

jessica_grantham_-_wofford"I came to college thinking all my worries would disappear. Unfortunately I had to learn the hard way that depression does not fix itself. Being a part of Active Minds showed me that while counseling and medication are very important, a group of supportive and understanding students is also helpful and important for recovery."

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Robyn's Testimony

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Robyn Suchy from Active Minds at Cabrini College says:

url"We have successfully changed a conversation that no one was initially willing to have with us. We made an immeasurable impact on our campus and our community and it can be seen throughout the student body, the faculty, and the administration."

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TK's Testimonial

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TK Truong from Active Minds at UCLA says:

TK_Truong"There's a lot of senselessness in the world - whether it's a suicide that could have been prevented or a mental illness that you have no control over.  Active Minds helps me make sense of all this senselessness.  It's helped me make meaning from tragedy..."

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  • Eric Willner from Active Minds at Bucknell says:

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    "Active Minds has been much more than just another club for me, it has taught me that a small group of people can work together and have a significant impact on the well-being of many others."