Chapter News

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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The Key to Meaningful Conversations About Mental Health

When I helped found an Active Minds chapter at my high school, V-A-R® was one of the first pieces of national programming we participated in. As new members of the movement, V-A-R was a relatable and useful skill for us to learn and was simple and effective to promote on our campus. Now, two and…

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How Active Minds’ Chapter Presidents are Preparing for a “Fall Like No Other”

We all know this fall is like no other. While many schools have shared their intentions for ongoing remote work, many others are planning to bring students back into a shared space as the Covid-19 vaccine gains adoption. Students are facing unusual challenges, and it’s crucial now more than ever to utilize the resources available…

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#ImStillGraduating – Active Minds Western

The #ImStillGraduating series shared on our Instagram account features graduating chapter members of Active Minds Western. The line art graphics were created by our VP Creative Anika In’t Hout. We wanted to provide our graduating members with the opportunity to share their thoughts on the current situation in a fresh and engaging way. Keep scrolling…

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Connecting Virtually Is What We Do!

American Public University System (APUS) is composed of American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Our students, faculty, and staff reside around the world. Our online-only university has a brick and mortar campus in West Virginia, but students attend classes online as well as run their “social” university lives virtually. Despite this, APUS…

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Taking Your Mental Health Advocacy Online

With most of Active Minds’ 16,000 student leaders prepared to or already transitioned to online learning, it’s more important than ever to continue our mental health advocacy efforts and support our now-remote campus communities during this time. Below are tips from Active Minds to keep your efforts moving, informed in part by our exclusively online…

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Revamping the Student ID Design with Mental Health in Mind

Since it was established, Active Minds at Occidental College has been an active organization in terms of tabling and programming, and we strive to give mental health a voice on an institutional level. We aim to work with administrators by sharing information about college students’ mental health and relevant policy to strategize ways to ensure…

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Speak Your Mind: Bring Awareness to Your Campus

  What is Speak Your Mind (SYM) Panel? The SYM Panel was first created in 2010 by the Ithaca College chapter of Active Minds. It’s goal – that of Active Minds – is to change the conversation around mental health by using student’s personal stories to raise awareness around mental illness. This unique platform aims…

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Notice and Connect Trainings – Colby College Active Minds

Last fall, our chapter partnered with our school’s Counseling Center to begin implementing basic mental health trainings for members of our college community. Over the course of the semester, members of our chapter co-facilitated trainings with members of the Counseling center, educating members of the community on mental health, informing them of available resources, and…

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Humans of SCAD

SCAD Active Minds launched during Spring quarter of 2019. With only one quarter before most students would head home for the summer, our SCAD chapter of Active Minds needed to work proficiently to be as effective as possible. We had two main projects, one of which being the Humans of SCAD Project. Because our chapter…

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