Blog Posts by Active Minds

Five Tips for Coping with Climate Anxiety

More and more, we are seeing recent global and national climate disasters affect communities and individuals. From the most recent hurricanes, to the wildfires in California, and flooding in Pakistan, we are aware of the impact on mental health that these disasters can have. Whatever you are feeling because of these events is okay, and…

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Active Minds Interns Share Their “Why” for Mental Health

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Welcome to our awesome group of Active Minds interns! We’re so excited to work with them to continue changing the conversation around mental health. Diya Basu 1. Where are you from? I’m from Sammamish, WA (30 minutes outside Seattle). 2. Where do you go to school and…

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Meet the Fall 2022 Mental Health Advocacy Academy Class

Today marks the beginning of the second year of our Mental Health Advocacy Academy. The Academy is a unique leadership opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) high school students to create change in their schools and communities. Our 2022 youth advocates (listed below) will…

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Top Mental Health Programs You Won’t Want to Miss

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide statistics. Last Thursday, the Active Minds National Staff hosted a Fall Programs Open House, designed to share more about the mental health programs available to our community this season. If you weren’t able to attend, we encourage you to read more about the programs featured below and…

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Our Top School Mental Health Tips By Students, For Students

Active Minds is adding mental health to the list of things to check off your back-to-school list. To help, our two “Mental Health Prep” YouTube lives shared tips for managing your mental health at school, with a focus on anxiety, depression, and self-care. During our first live panel, Active Mind’s senior manager of K-12 student…

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Bachelor Clayton Echard Talks Cyberbullying, Men’s Mental Health, and More with Alison Malmon

Body dysmorphia, bullying, loss of identity. These important topics, among others, were discussed candidly and powerfully in an Instagram Live conversation between Active Minds’ founder and executive director Alison Malmon and the 2022 Bachelor Clayton Echard. View the full conversation here, and read below for our takeaways from this important discussion:  Our words have power….

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Young Adult Mental Health Leaders Share Their Insights on Advocacy Burnout, Mental Health Stigma, and More During BIPOC Mental Health Month

As part of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Month, Active Minds’ manager of next-gen initiatives Alicia Elms sat down with three young adult mental health advocates to discuss fostering equitable advocacy within mental health, the importance of normalizing conversations about well-being, and where they plan to go in the future as…

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988: A New Resource for Quick and Responsive Mental Health Support

Sometimes all you need is to talk to someone, whether that be a friend, family member, or other loved one. Unfortunately, relying on these support systems is not always an option for everyone seeking help.  Enter 988, a new, easy-to-remember resource that represents a major milestone in the mental health movement. Introduced by the National…

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Remembering the Foundation of BIPOC Mental Health Month

The mental health movement has strong foundations predating much of who and what we consider to be at the forefront of conversations today. Since 2008, BIPOC Mental Health Month has been a cornerstone of today’s national mental health efforts, elevating the conversation around Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities’ mental health.  Before being…

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One Conversation At a Time, We Continue

Overwhelmed by the news of the day? Skip to our thoughts on how to handle all the tough news here. Recognizing the Hurt For many, this year’s Fourth of July festivities may have felt like anything but a celebration.   Instead, it served as a reminder that bodily autonomy remains under threat, decades of climate progress…

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