Blog Posts by Kelsey Pacetti

Reflections from an Active Minds Graduate on the Importance of Mental Health in College Culture

As a high schooler, I convinced myself that starting college would be the fresh start I was looking for. I was certainly ready for one. So as I sat on the long drive to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) I looked through lists of student clubs, envisioning what my new life would be like. Active Minds…

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Practicing Self-Love this Valentine’s Day

When it comes to love, it’s easy to only focus on our current relationship status, especially today. However, it’s important to remember that all forms of love in our life (platonic love, familial love, and of course, self-love) have a place on Valentine’s Day. That’s why I want to encourage you to put yourself first…

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All About the Active Minds National Conference, From an Active Minds Student

If you’re looking for a weekend of inspiration, education, and hope then you don’t want to miss the 2022 Active Minds National Conference this February. Being surrounded by over 600 students, chapter advisors, professionals, and advocates helped me feel less alone and helped me realize how much bigger our mission is and the impact we…

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The Power of Conversations

Having real conversations saved my life, literally. To start, I am a multiple suicide attempt survivor. Struggling with chronic suicidal thoughts and not knowing what to do with them is extremely exhausting. I constantly thought that no one cared about me and that I was alone, even when I was surrounded by people. Throughout high…

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Setting Intentions, A Spin On New Year’s Resolutions

“If you feel inspired to use the new year to help you reset or change habits: great. And yet, the old you has survived every terrible day, every hard thing, every awful circumstance, and every heartbreak you’ve ever felt. The old you is a fighter, and that’s worth celebrating.” – Emily McDowell This year has…

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