Blog Posts by Active Minds Staff

Emerging Scholars || Letters to My Future Self

RYAN FLINN NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY Ryan’s research project “Aggies Talk” examines the impact of stigma and attitudes on peer-to-peer helping behaviors among first-generation students. Dear Future Ryan, Your strength is your compassion for others. Your weakness is your self-criticism. You were born worthy. (You were the only person who was ever unconvinced of this…

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We’ve Got Plans: Partnering with Students of Color to Address Mental Health

When asked about a poignant memory from the past school year, an Active Minds student leader from a minority-serving institution shared that one day, they were just finishing up leading a suicide prevention training in a classroom when a young student approached with tears in her eyes and a hug. “I’m glad I came to…

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Active Minds for Every Mind Ambassadors – Class of 2019

Meet our Active Minds for Every Mind Ambassadors, a cohort of student advocates from campuses across California! The Ambassador program is part of the Active Minds for Every Mind Equity Initiative, which was created and piloted in 2016 with the generous support of the California counties, through CalMHSA. The goal of the project is to…

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Teaming up with Professional Baseball for Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Month this May, professional baseball games throughout California will be teaming up with attendees sporting lime green to show support for mental health awareness. In addition to a lime green section of the stadium, the newest Each Mind Matters public service announcement will be aired on the jumbotron at each…

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Hit Your Chapter Fundraising Goals on Facebook!

Looking for ways to meet your chapter fundraising goals? There are tons of options and we’d love to help spark some ideas. One that is easy and accessible is the Facebook fundraising platform! Many people have had success fundraising through their social media network. Here are the steps: Create a post and click the “Support…

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Meet our Spring 2019 Interns!

Say hello to our wonderful group of spring 2019 interns! We are so excited to learn and grow alongside these wonderful mental health advocates! Laurence Yansunnu Where do you go to school and what do you study? University of Maryland College Park, Communications Where is home to you? Montgomery County, MD Which team are you…

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#NeedYouHere

This Valentine’s Day, let someone know you care. Buy a box of bracelets and share this beautiful message of hope with friends and family. Buy a box for your chapter, book club, teammates, coworkers, cousins, you name it! Buy a box of bracelets Post a photo of your bracelet and use the hashtag #NeedYouHere. Check…

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Tips to #StressLess This Exam Season

It’s that point in the semester again.  The pages of your agenda are filled with due dates of midterms, papers, and group projects.  The amount of hours you sleep dwindles and the cups of coffee you consume skyrocket.  You manage to go to your 9 am lecture while running on four hours of sleep and…

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Fundraising in 30 Minutes or Less!

If you’re stumped on where to get started with fundraising, check out some of these quick and easy ideas to get the ball rolling. Raising your first dollar is the hardest part and any amount of money raised is a sign of successfully getting people invested in your mission and work! Partner with a community…

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Active Minds Expands Support at Minority-Serving Colleges

Seven minority-serving colleges will launch brand new Active Minds chapters next semester thanks to Active Minds’ expanded support. The following institutions were selected through an application process to receive outreach materials and services to help establish student-led chapters that provide mental health awareness and education on campus: Fisk University (TN) Northern New Mexico College Rutgers…

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