Blog Posts by Active Minds

Dixie D’Amelio Goes Head-to-Head With Sister Charli to Fundraise for Active Minds in New Snap Original Series “Charli vs. Dixie”

Dixie and Charli D’Amelio are perhaps two of the biggest names in American pop culture today. The sisters have amassed a following in the hundreds of millions on social media, starred in their own television series, and shared their lives with people around the world, all before turning twenty-one. Most know the D’Amelios for their…

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Meet the Inaugural Mental Health Advocacy Academy Class of 2021

This year, Active Minds is proud to debut our inaugural Mental Health Advocacy Academy: the only leadership development and mental health advocacy academy that empowers Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) high school students to enact change in their communities. Our 2021 Advocacy Academy students, listed…

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Mental Health Doesn’t Have to be Scary: Finding Resources and Building Community

Every Halloween, we’re reminded that, sometimes, it can be fun to be a little scared: from haunted houses, to horror movies, to spooky costumes, it’s part of the excitement. But, there are also times we try to avoid feeling scared, or stressed, or unsure. For many, one of those instances is when it comes to…

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Reflections and Resources in Honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today is Indigenous People’s Day, a day to commemorate the histories and cultures of many Indigenous communities. While we celebrate the diversity of Indigenous peoples and their strong connections to community, family, and traditions, we also acknowledge the impact colonialism has made on their communities. This has been attributed to historical trauma that has impacted…

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Welcome Active Minds Fall 2021 Interns

Welcome to our awesome group of fall 2021 interns! We’re so excited to work with them to change the conversation around mental health.   Hannah Whitfield 1. Where do you (or did you) go to school? What do you study? I graduated from the University of St Andrews this summer with an undergraduate degree in…

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Meet our Summer 2021 Interns!

Welcome our amazing group of summer 2021 interns! We are so thrilled to have these individuals on our team and to advocate for mental health alongside them.   Caroline Klinger 1. Where do you (or did you) go to school? What do you study? I go to the University of Delaware, and I am majoring…

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Meet Our 2021 Emerging Scholars

At Active Minds, we believe that an emotionally healthy world is not possible without a just world. Systemic racism is a mental health and public health crisis and changing the culture around mental health includes ending the systemic racism in that same culture. This month, as we acknowledge BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we wish…

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LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Mental Health Matter All Year Long

June (Pride month) and July (BIPOC Mental Health Month) are historically times in our society to recognize, celebrate, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. While it is important to acknowledge the strides our society has made during particular moments; it is vital that the conversations around the well-being of those in these communities…

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Active Minds Remembers Peter Deibler

Active Minds is deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Deibler, better known as “Kane,” to his radio listeners.  Kane, for many, was a regular voice on their morning commutes, bringing humor to the early morning hours. His passion for radio began in high school, and his career led him in many directions, becoming the…

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One Year of Working From Home: What We’ve Learned

Creative and nontraditional tips from our staff for staying engaged while working from home…one year later.   For many of us, it is our one-year anniversary of working from home. Despite the uncertainties of the pandemic, you may remember initially feeling relieved and excited to finally get the opportunity to work from the comforts of…

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