Blog Posts by Active Minds

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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Meet our Spring 2021 Interns!

Welcome our amazing group of spring 2021 interns! We are so thrilled to have these individuals on our team and to advocate for mental health alongside them.   Meghan Nelligan Where do you (or did you) go to school? What do you study? I recently graduated from Syracuse University, where I studied English, Psychology, and…

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A Statement From Active Minds

An emotionally healthy world is not possible without a just world.  At Active Minds, we believe this to our core. It is the backbone of our programs, our policies, and our partnerships, including those with our Ambassadors.  Recently it came to light that one of our Ambassadors, Taylor Nolan, posted hurtful, racist, and harmful content…

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Black Individuals and Organizations You Should Know in the Mental Health Field

Black History Month is a time where the contributions of Black Americans are specially recognized and applauded. While it is important to acknowledge Black individuals that have changed history during this month, this appreciation, recognition, and acknowledgment should occur at all times. Black history and Black mental health matters all year long. Below, we have…

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Working to Build a Better Future

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and that became prominent during the pandemic. The need for equitable access to health and mental health resources is higher than ever before. Active Minds is proud to partner with the All of Us Research Program to help researchers discover future health discoveries and breakthroughs. Research…

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Congratulations 2021 Active Minds National Conference Award Winners

Every year at the Active Minds National Conference, we take time to recognize the dedication, passion, leadership, and achievements of individuals, schools, and chapters over the past year. This year has been exceptionally challenging, but chapters and leaders rose to the occasion and innovated through creative ways to leave a lasting impact on their communities….

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Send Silence Packing: Beyond the Backpacks

Active Minds’ Send Silence Packing® exhibit has traveled the country for over a decade, reaching close to a million individuals, to end the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide and connect visitors with resources for support and action. After the pandemic forced us to end a 31-stop Send Silence Packing tour in its tracks…

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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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