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Maggie Bertram

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“She is someone that students can feel comfortable with, regardless of what they are going through or have experienced, because of how powerful her speeches are and her engagement with the audience.”

-Student at SUNY Buffalo


 

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Maggie Bertram is an eating disorder survivor who lives with anxiety and depression. Since first receiving treatment during her senior year of college, Maggie has made it her goal to educate college students about the prevalence of mental health disorders, destructive effects of stigma, and benefits of speaking up and seeking help. Maggie empowers audiences to pull together and create webs of support so that everyone can be themselves and get the help they need without judgment or shame.

Maggie is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and University of Connecticut. After serving as an Active Minds chapter member and advisor as well as a student affairs professional, Maggie has been Senior Program Manager for Student-Led Initiatives at Active Minds, Inc. since 2011.  In her free time, Maggie enjoys reading, traveling, and live music.


Maggie's presentation highlights the following topics
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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Stigma Reduction
  • Student Leadership and Development
  • Active Minds Programs




 

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  • Alison Landberg from Active Minds at College of Saint Scholastica says:

    ali_landberg"In the year that Active Minds at the College of Saint Scholastica has been around, we have thrown amazing events and received a lot of praise from faculty and the community for all of the hard work we have put into raising awareness of mental health."