Depression

Meet Sprinkles: Jenny’s Emotional Support Animal

The idea of having an animal living with you at school excites many students, because who wouldn’t want to have a pet at college? But my rabbit is not just my pet at school. He is my emotional support animal. Some may say that I’m just bringing my pet to school but I disagree. I…

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The Light of Your Being

Another school year has started for Active Minds students, and for myself as well. I was supposed to graduate in spring 2018, but as it so often does, life had other plans. Last academic year started off very positively for me. I had spent the previous summer at a terrific internship in the Democratic Republic…

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Now What?

It sounds counterintuitive, but on March 28, 2012, the hot and rigid properties of asphalt made up the most forgiving surface of my life. I had attempted suicide, but I had survived and was posed with the toughest question of my life: now what? I suppose I should back up. I had been depressed for…

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Why I Support Active Minds: My Daughter Came Home

“Dear Treating Physician: Thank you for the opportunity of seeing Emily Lerman in consultation. Her major depression has been complicated by extremely high levels of anxiety, exhaustion, muscle pain, nightmares and night sweats.  I would suggest consideration of the following treatment….”   So began the letter of Dr. Robert M. Post. Our daughter Emily, a…

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