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Maggie Bertram

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"She simultaneously gave a talk that inspired compassion for those struggling through mental health issues and ignited excitement in the audience to get involved in making their campus environments stigma free and safe for everyone."

-Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator
Counseling Center, University of California-Irvine






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

(Terms in bold denote primary topics.)

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Stigma Reduction
  • Student Leadership and Development
  • Active Minds Programs





  • Emily Parsons from Active Minds at Central Michigan University says:


    "My involvement with Active Minds has helped me cope, as well as giving me a way to reach out and to help support others."

    Emily Parsons was awarded the 2008 University of Michigan Depression Center Student Advocate Award for her work with Active Minds at CMU.