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Hit Your Chapter Fundraising Goals on Facebook!

Looking for ways to meet your chapter fundraising goals? There are tons of options and we’d love to help spark some ideas. One that is easy and accessible is the Facebook fundraising platform! Many people have had success fundraising through their social media network. Here are the steps: Create a post and click the “Support…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Florida A&M University Chapter

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, we share this message from Florida A&M University’s Active Minds chapter, a historically black university, to both celebrate and honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as shed light on the mental health advocacy being done on their campus. Why…

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Chapter Fundraising Hot Tips

  Fundraising Hot Tip #1: Remember the Why Many chapter leaders tell us that they feel like they’re fighting an uphill battle on their campuses. You might feel like you and your fellow chapter leaders are the only ones so passionately committed to mental health advocacy in what can feel like a thankless effort. It…

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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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Coping Skills Workshop @ Stockton University

Coping Skills Workshop for Suicide Prevention Awareness and Disordered Eating Awareness and Prevention. A workshop to learn 5 new positive coping skills in 1 hour. What was your budget for this activity? This event did not cost our chapter any money because we used supplies we already had, such as crayons and online coloring pages,…

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Fundraising in 30 Minutes or Less!

If you’re stumped on where to get started with fundraising, check out some of these quick and easy ideas to get the ball rolling. Raising your first dollar is the hardest part and any amount of money raised is a sign of successfully getting people invested in your mission and work! Partner with a community…

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#WhatIWouldSay – Active Minds at William & Mary

#WhatIWouldSay… if I knew a loved one was struggling with mental health issues. William and Mary students shared messages of hope for Mental Health Awareness Week (October 2018) through their #WhatIWouldSay campaign.   From one of our new members, Sayran Ihsan, who is a freshman at the College: “It was particularly heartwarming to hear the…

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Dog Therapy at Universities Supports Students in Multiple Ways

At Stockton University, student wellness is a top priority. Although there are many outlets for physical, mental, creative, and spiritual needs of students, there is one outlet that just seems to top the rest. Therapy dogs. Nate Morell, the Active Minds Advisor a Stockton, would say that he has never seen more students smile than…

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#MenForMentalHealth – Active Minds Western

#MenForMentalHealth is a campaign the Active Minds Western chapter produces every November to shed light on and open discussion about men and mental health. Each day of the month, one man’s experience dealing with the silence and stigma that surrounds mental health is shared on the chapter’s social media platforms. To learn more about the backstory…

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Raising Awareness for Veteran Suicide Prevention

On September 25th, 2018, our chapter of Active Minds at Eastern Michigan University located in Ypsilanti, Michigan hosted a lobby tabling event in our student center. The purpose of the event was to honor the 18-22 veterans who die by suicide every day and to spread awareness for veterans suicide. After learning this statistic, our…

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