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Mental Health, Movies, and Mission: Meet the Spring 2024 Interns

Welcome to our spring 2024 interns, our biggest advocates for mental health awareness! Every semester, our class of interns at Active Minds contributes to important initiatives, including chapter support, program development, fundraising, and so much more. We’re thrilled to see all the work our interns will do during these coming months and their contributions toward…

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Meet Active Minds’ Summer 2022 Interns!

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Welcome to our amazing group of summer 2022 interns! We’re so excited to work with them to continue changing the conversation around mental health. Sofia Alvarez 1. Where are you from? I’m from Newark, DE. 2. Where do you (or did you) go to school? What do…

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Meet Our 2021 Emerging Scholars

At Active Minds, we believe that an emotionally healthy world is not possible without a just world. Systemic racism is a mental health and public health crisis and changing the culture around mental health includes ending the systemic racism in that same culture. This month, as we acknowledge BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we wish…

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The Power of Conversations

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Having real conversations saved my life, literally. To start, I am a multiple suicide attempt survivor. Struggling with chronic suicidal thoughts and not knowing what to do with them is extremely exhausting. I constantly thought that no one cared about me and that I was alone, even…

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Active Minds Remembers Peter Deibler

Active Minds is deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Deibler, better known as “Kane,” to his radio listeners.  Kane, for many, was a regular voice on their morning commutes, bringing humor to the early morning hours. His passion for radio began in high school, and his career led him in many directions, becoming the…

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Working to Build a Better Future

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and that became prominent during the pandemic. The need for equitable access to health and mental health resources is higher than ever before. Active Minds is proud to partner with the All of Us Research Program to help researchers discover future health discoveries and breakthroughs. Research…

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How to Take Care of Yourself in a Traumatizing Moment

Today is just a start. We’re starting a new year, but it’s clear that national traumatizing moments are not to be left behind. It is important to be informed (as a friend once said, ‘do not be willfully ignorant’), but also to maintain balance to avoid harm to ourselves. Some may wonder, what does it…

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Mountain Ridge HS (AZ) Art Contest

General scope of the activity: We held our first annual Mental Health Arts Contest! It was open to students across the school to submit any form of art, including written submissions, visual arts and performing arts. We had 10 submissions! Overview of school: We are a public high school from Glendale, Arizona. This is our…

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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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The Only Way Out is In

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicidal ideation. This post was written by Dr. Colleen Coffey, a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau. I think that mental health issues exist on a spectrum. I mean this, of course, in the context of the range of issues we all face and the spectrum of…

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