Blog Posts by Benjamin Heim

How Nature Became the Unexpected Foundation for My Mental Health Journey

Living in a small town in rural Massachusetts, I often joked that the only two things to do for fun were going to the local Target or finding a place to hike. Ironically, up until the pandemic, I never really enjoyed hiking (consequently, I spent a lot of time at Target). I was fortunate to…

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How One Voice Created Change: Kai Roberts at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School

In the Active Minds’ Fall Student Survey, almost 90% of students reported experiencing stress or anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This statistic is high yet not surprising, seeing how much has happened in the past months. It can be easy to forget that there are individual people behind this statistic, each with their…

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The Important Role of Faculty in Mental Health Awareness

Quarantine has not been easy for me. I haven’t seen my friends in weeks, my summer plans were all canceled, and the future remains uncertain. There have been days in which I have felt great and those in which I felt down. In the past, I took the social interaction and learning that I got…

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