Chapter Programming

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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#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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#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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Keeping a Culture in Mind

Since 2015, Active Minds has been in partnership with Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement, to bring forth mental health awareness to groups in which the topic remains heavily stigmatized. The organizations work together to enhance the conversation about mental health among diverse populations of students throughout California. Last academic year, I was lucky…

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