Blog Posts by Active Minds

Myths About Suicide

Content Warning: Suicide, self-harm, trauma, psychiatric hospitalization. Two important things to know: Mental health is treatable. Suicide is preventable. When we all have the facts about mental health, we can better support the loved ones in our lives in getting the help they need. Unfortunately, while suicide remains the second leading cause of death for…

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Coping with Election Stress

No matter your political views, this has been a stressful 2020 presidential election season. A recent survey from the American Psychological Association and Harris Poll found that 68% of Americans cite the election as a significant source of stress in their life (compared to 52% in a similar poll in 2016), and levels of stress were consistent…

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Meet our Fall 2020 Interns!

Say hello to our wonderful group of fall 2020 interns! We are so excited to learn and grow alongside these passionate and driven mental health advocates.   Abigail Brown Where do/did you go to school and what do/did you study?  I went to school at Ohio University and graduated with a BS in Graphic Design…

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Your Voice is Your Power: Why We Are Supporting BIPOC Mental Health During Suicide Prevention Month

Active Minds is calling on young adults across the nation to advocate for change and use their voices to establish a campus culture of caring and support for BIPOC students. Here are our recommendations of ways you can begin to make change, starting today. We launched our Your Voice Is Your Power Campaign to support…

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We see you, students. And, we have your back.

After months of stay-at-home orders, social disconnection, and remote learning challenges, many of you put your hope in a safe, meaningful, in-person college experience. You did what you needed to do so that you could live out what you were told would be the best years of your life. You applied for your loans. Paid…

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Calling All Student Mental Health Advocates

For years, mental health has been a growing issue among students. Even before the pandemic, research showed a rise in mental health issues among students over the past decade. And among BIPOC students this increase was even more pronounced. Experts and research predict that mental health challenges will continue to rise this fall, and will…

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New Active Minds Announcement!

For years, mental health has been a growing issue among students. Even before the pandemic, research showed a rise in mental health issues among students over the past decade, especially among BIPOC students. Experts and research predict that mental health challenges will continue to rise this fall. They will almost certainly be exacerbated for BIPOC…

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BIPOC Mental Health Webinar Recap

Terms you might be unfamiliar with: BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color The coronavirus pandemic isn’t affecting all students equally, and historically, education hasn’t helped all students in the same ways.  BIPOC students are at higher risk for both mental and physical health problems, and as schools across the nation respond to…

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Active Minds BIPOC Speakers Share Their Lived Experiences

Everyone experiences mental health differently. Sometimes, our differences are small, forgettable even. But in others, they span cultures, languages, and histories. July is BIPOC Mental Health Month, and we’re taking an extra moment to listen, to reflect, and to share the stories of individuals who are underrepresented and oppressed. Changing the narrative around mental health…

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2020 Emerging Scholars Fellowship

From January to June, the 2020 Active Minds’ Emerging Scholars conducted research on the topic of mental health programming and resources in high schools through a literature review, surveys, focus groups and informant interviews at the Active Mind’s National Conference. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship focuses on empowering emerging mental health researchers. This year, the scholars…

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