Holidays & Observances

Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. As a member of the transgender community, and the Active Minds community, I’m incredibly honored to work alongside passionate young people every day who understand that mental health affects us all and that with the right tools and support, we can thrive and change the world. I’m proud…

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Women Who Advocate for Mental Health Everyday

March is Women’s History Month, a time to applaud the contributions all women have made in our society. Women have made significant impacts in changing the conversation around mental health, providing resources to those struggling, and sharing their own stories to bring mental health out into the open. This following list we compiled in honor…

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Black Individuals and Organizations You Should Know in the Mental Health Field

Black History Month is a time where the contributions of Black Americans are specially recognized and applauded. While it is important to acknowledge Black individuals that have changed history during this month, this appreciation, recognition, and acknowledgment should occur at all times. Black history and Black mental health matters all year long. Below, we have…

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Give Yourself Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, you either love it or hate it. Some people use the day to shower their partners with candy and stuffed animals that will inevitably get thrown away or shoved in the backs of closets, while others wait for the sweet, sweet joy of February 15th’s discounted chocolate aisle. No matter how you feel…

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Setting Intentions, A Spin On New Year’s Resolutions

“If you feel inspired to use the new year to help you reset or change habits: great. And yet, the old you has survived every terrible day, every hard thing, every awful circumstance, and every heartbreak you’ve ever felt. The old you is a fighter, and that’s worth celebrating.” – Emily McDowell This year has…

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How to be There for a Veteran in Your Life

As partners to Veterans, we understand the unique role that we all can play in being there to support Veterans’ mental health journeys. Our partners experienced places, conditions, and hardships that we cannot imagine. Their bravery and honor in serving their country is something that we feel immense pride in – but also have seen…

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Mental Health Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

We have come to the end of October, and if you are like me, that means it was Halloween month! The time to binge-watch horror films from the 80s, buy pumpkins to carve, and eat a little more candy than usual. During October, a lot of things should be scary, your costume, decorations, maybe even…

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Discomfort and Chaos — What I’ve Learned Over 20 Years Since Losing Brian

What a moment we’re in. It feels tone-deaf to talk about this now. But, as I grapple with what is appropriate and what isn’t during this chaotic, unprecedented, and uncertain time, I realize that nothing happens in a vacuum. The experiences we’re all feeling around COVID-19 are tied to everything that makes us, us. Have…

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Everyone Deserves Love On Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of the year again. The aisles of your local CVS are lined with pink and red candy hearts , The Notebook is constantly playing on HBO, and of course: article and blog post after blog post is being written about how to enjoy being single. This is not one of those blog…

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Home for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that’s the idea. After a long semester of hard classes and a finals week full of sleepless nights, going home to Mom and Dad waiting with your favorite meal and a smile sounds like just what you need. However, that isn’t the case for…

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