Active Minds Programs & Campaigns

Spring Stress Less Tips

It is not just the stress of exams and finals, but the endless possibilities that can result from my performance, causing overwhelming stress to take over my mind and body. While exhilarating and motivating, these uncertainties can translate poorly to one’s mental health, which is why self care is so important to recognize and maintain…

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#NeedYouHere

This Valentine’s Day, let someone know you care. Buy a box of bracelets and share this beautiful message of hope with friends and family. Buy a box for your chapter, book club, teammates, coworkers, cousins, you name it! Buy a box of bracelets Post a photo of your bracelet and use the hashtag #NeedYouHere. Check…

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Tips to #StressLess This Exam Season

It’s that point in the semester again.  The pages of your agenda are filled with due dates of midterms, papers, and group projects.  The amount of hours you sleep dwindles and the cups of coffee you consume skyrocket.  You manage to go to your 9 am lecture while running on four hours of sleep and…

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Send Silence Packing – Final Recap

We began week six of Send Silence Packing by sledding a bit south to visit the enriched culture of Virginia Tech. This frigid, icy Monday morning was quickly melted by the orange and maroon warmth of chapter leaders Emily and Maggie, as their goal of defrosting mental health stigma sent flurries of Hokies to the…

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The Rise Of The Mental Health Movement

I remember speaking with a few people my age at a gathering. We were talking about ambitions, careers and goals. I would always say I want to wake up with a fire within me. Often times, I have heard the response, “but does anyone?” — and at one point, I felt the same way. But…

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#HereForYou – Robert Morris University

We are thrilled to share the #HereForYou campaign put together by the Active Minds chapter at Robert Morris University. Read on to hear from the chapter’s leaders: As part of Suicide Prevention Month, our chapter at Robert Morris University used the hashtag #HereForYou. Our former Chapter President, Joey Chen, and our Co Vice-President of Communication…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Five Recap

After being honorary Iowan’s for a few days, it was back east to the University of Delaware in Newark for a short, but sweet week five. Active Minds chapter leader, Alyssa Friedman, had her fighting Blue Hens ready for action on their Central Green, with her barking stigma fighter, Tucker, willing to lend a helping…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Four Recap

As we continue our seven-week journey, it was off to the heart of the Midwest to take the pulse of the great state of Iowa. Our first display took place at the University of Iowa at their historic Pentacrest. Active Minds chapter leader, Sammy Stoll, bloomed brighter than a prairie rose, as her petals of…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Three Recap

As we rolled into our busy third week of Send Silence Packing, our first stop was at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Just outside of Louisville, this area has a sweet, southern charm, while still holding on to its Midwest feel. No one encompassed this mixture more than Biology teacher, Beth, who dreamed…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Two Recap

After our first week of Send Silence Packing displays flew by, it was off to East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. This is the home of Raquel Sosa, the President of the Active Minds Student Advisory Committee, and her star burned bright on this gorgeous, fall Monday. Raquel was a one-woman wrecking ball, swinging all around…

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