Active Minds News

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 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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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: Behind 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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Meet our Fall 2020 Interns!

Say hello to our wonderful group of fall 2020 interns! We are so excited to learn and grow alongside these passionate and driven mental health advocates.   Abigail Brown Where do/did you go to school and what do/did you study?  I went to school at Ohio University and graduated with a BS in Graphic Design…

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We see you, students. And, we have your back.

After months of stay-at-home orders, social disconnection, and remote learning challenges, many of you put your hope in a safe, meaningful, in-person college experience. You did what you needed to do so that you could live out what you were told would be the best years of your life. You applied for your loans. Paid…

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Calling All Student Mental Health Advocates

For years, mental health has been a growing issue among students. Even before the pandemic, research showed a rise in mental health issues among students over the past decade. And among BIPOC students this increase was even more pronounced. Experts and research predict that mental health challenges will continue to rise this fall, and will…

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New Active Minds Announcement!

For years, mental health has been a growing issue among students. Even before the pandemic, research showed a rise in mental health issues among students over the past decade, especially among BIPOC students. Experts and research predict that mental health challenges will continue to rise this fall. They will almost certainly be exacerbated for BIPOC…

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Student Mental Health During COVID-19

Special thanks to our friends at Kognito, a health simulation company serving higher education with solutions that build life skills for students, faculty, and staff, for collaborating on this post.   Three college students and mental health activists involved with Active Minds share what the last few months have been like, advice for their peers, and…

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