Active Minds News

Active Minds Interns Share Their “Why” for Mental Health

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Welcome to our awesome group of Active Minds interns! We’re so excited to work with them to continue changing the conversation around mental health. Diya Basu 1. Where are you from? I’m from Sammamish, WA (30 minutes outside Seattle). 2. Where do you go to school and…

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What You Can Gain from Our Newly Structured Student Advisory Committee

For years, the Active Minds Student Advisory Committee (SAC) has been a staple of the work students nationwide are doing in collaboration with Active Minds national staff around mental health. I’m beginning my second year on the SAC, and am honored to serve this year as its president as we continue to think of new…

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Meet Active Minds’ Summer 2022 Interns!

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Welcome to our amazing group of summer 2022 interns! We’re so excited to work with them to continue changing the conversation around mental health. Sofia Alvarez 1. Where are you from? I’m from Newark, DE. 2. Where do you (or did you) go to school? What do…

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Jorge Alvarez, Former Active Minds Chapter Leader, Shared His Story at the White House

The Mental Health Youth Action Forum, hosted for the first time in 2022 and taking place at the White House, was a time for the next generation of mental health advocates to gather and share their experiences, perspectives, and solutions regarding mental health. Jorge Alvarez, whose advocacy through social media and on-campus as an Active…

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Active Minds Speaker Diana Chao Shares Her Mental Health Story with Dr. Jill Biden, Selena Gomez, and the U.S. Surgeon General

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Diana Chao, Active Minds Speaker, was one of a select group of young adult mental health leaders chosen to take part in the inaugural Mental Health Youth Action Forum at the White House. A first-generation Chinese-American immigrant and graduate of Princeton University, Diana has candidly spoken about…

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Active Minds Participates in White House Mental Health Event

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide statistics. MTV Entertainment, in collaboration with a group of leading mental health nonprofits including Active Minds, hosted the first Mental Health Youth Action Forum at the White House. Five of the thirty youth mental health leaders in attendance are affiliated with Active Minds, including Jorge Alvarez and…

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Championing Mental Health Equity Through Education Access – Congratulations to Our 2022 Awardees!

As we continue to explore innovative ways of improving equitable mental health access and treatment, we know one major way we can help is by supporting young adults from all backgrounds and identities in their mental health-related studies. Mental health professions are broader than you may think – it includes historically recognized practices such as…

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Active Minds Young Adult Leaders Take the Stage at the White House

Today, a group of thirty youth mental health leaders, including five affiliated with Active Minds, presented creative, thought-provoking solutions to the youth mental health crises currently unfolding in our nation. The inaugural Mental Health Youth Action Forum, created by MTV Entertainment, and featuring mental health nonprofits, senior officials from the Biden-Harris administration, and special guest…

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“Turn It Up: Amplifying Mental Health In Our Culture” National Conference Recap

Last week, the Active Minds community gathered at our 2022 National Conference to “turn up” the conversation around mental health and discuss the future of mental health in schools, on campuses, and in our communities! More than 1,000 students, chapter advisors, advocates, and professionals registered to learn how we can amplify conversations about mental health…

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Welcome Active Minds Spring 2022 Interns

Welcome to our awesome group of spring 2022 interns! We’re so excited to work with them to change the conversation around mental health. Ja’Mi Barnes 1. Where do you (or did you) go to school? What do you study? I am currently a senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. I am a…

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