News from Active Minds

Meet our Spring 2019 Interns!

Say hello to our wonderful group of spring 2019 interns! We are so excited to learn and grow alongside these wonderful mental health advocates! Laurence Yansunnu Where do you go to school and what do you study? University of Maryland College Park, Communications Where is home to you? Montgomery County, MD Which team are you…

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The First Anniversary of the Parkland Shooting: Recovery Is A Process

February 14, 2019 is the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. It marks one year since 14 innocent students and 3 innocent teachers lost their lives to gun violence. It marks one year of nightmares and flashbacks for the surviving students, teachers, the MSD families, and the larger…

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#NeedYouHere

This Valentine’s Day, let someone know you care. Buy a box of bracelets and share this beautiful message of hope with friends and family. Buy a box for your chapter, book club, teammates, coworkers, cousins, you name it! Buy a box of bracelets Post a photo of your bracelet and use the hashtag #NeedYouHere. Check…

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Active Minds Expands Support at Minority-Serving Colleges

Seven minority-serving colleges will launch brand new Active Minds chapters next semester thanks to Active Minds’ expanded support. The following institutions were selected through an application process to receive outreach materials and services to help establish student-led chapters that provide mental health awareness and education on campus: Fisk University (TN) Northern New Mexico College Rutgers…

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Frameworks for Mobilizing Students for Mental Health: A Webinar Recap

On Tuesday, October 30th, Active Minds hosted an hour-long webinar exploring frameworks of mobilizing students around mental health and the research that supports our upstream approach to mental health advocacy. The esteemed panelists explored the data that is demonstrating that student-powered mental health advocacy is a promising approach to changing students’ attitudes, knowledge, and behavior…

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Meet our Fall 2018 Interns!

Say hello to our wonderful group of fall 2018 interns! We are thrilled to learn and grow alongside you over the next few months! Kally DeGroat Where do you go to school and what do you study? I went to LeMoyne College for two years and studied Psychology, then transferred to Cazenovia College and am…

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New Fall Gear from the Active Minds Shop!

Bright, blue, and here for you We heard from a lot of folks who wanted to sport the words “Here For You” on a t-shirt, so now is your chance to snag this bright blue v-neck! Buy one for yourself or gift one to a friend who’s always been there for you. Even more #HereForYou…

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Chapter Launch Grant Opportunity: Minority Serving Institutions

We’re thrilled to announce a new chapter grant launch opportunity! In partnership with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the ECMC Foundation, Active Minds is proud to offer grants to select minority-serving institutions (MSIs) nationwide to launch new Active Minds chapters. We expect this unique opportunity to support the development of strong and…

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Meet Ciara Kelly: Recipient of the 2018 Active Minds & NSCS Mental Health Advocate Award

This year we partnered with The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) to recognize students who promote mental health programs and advocacy efforts on college campuses across the United States. We’re so proud to announce that UCLA student and Active Minds member Ciara Kelly is the 2018 inaugural recipient of the Mental Health Advocate Award! In…

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Meet Our Summer 2018 Interns!

Say hello to our wonderful group of summer 2018 interns! We are thrilled to learn and grow alongside you over the next few months! Taz Cullen Where do you go to school and what do you study? American University, Public Health and Environmental Science Where is home to you? Cedarburg, WI Which team/department are you…

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