Blog Posts by rsosa@live.esu.edu

Balancing Active Minds and School as a Leader

Juggling school assignments, work, family, friends, clubs, etc. can be stressful and overwhelming. As an eboard member of Active Minds at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) in PA, I have experienced this for four years. As I’m getting prepared to graduate and move on to the next chapter in my life, I’ve been thinking about all…

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Piece of Mind: An Exhibit Focusing on Mental Health @ East Stroudsburg University

Piece of Mind: An Exhibit Focusing on Mental Health is an art exhibit consisting of student-submitted 2D artwork that relates to mental health. The exhibit was also a contest where survey results determined two winners who received prizes for their efforts in bringing awareness. What was your budget for this activity? Our budget for this…

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“Salud Mental,” two words I never knew existed…

I remember when I saw a mental health pamphlet in Spanish at an Active Minds Conference in California. It was so exciting, fascinating and surprising to me. Yes I wrote that right… a pamphlet! That was the first time I ever saw anything advocating for mental health in Spanish. I am a first generation Mexican-American…

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How to Fight Stigma with Strength-Based Language

Stigma. What is it and why is it so important that we work together to get rid of it? Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D., offers this definition of stigma, “Stigma is a perceived negative attribute that causes someone to devalue or think less of the whole person.” When referring to mental health, stigma prevents people from reaching…

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Have a Heart for Mental Health

  Active Minds at ESU has done Have a Heart for Mental Health for more than three years now and prior customers look forward to these cookies every year during Valentines Day. The cookies sold are small cookies (1 pound) for $5 and large cookies (2 pounds) for $10. These cookies are a great gift…

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