Press Releases

New Data Emphasizes the Correlation Between Loneliness and Student Mental Health

College students who report feeling lonely are over 4 times more likely to experience severe psychological distress. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Active Minds, in close collaboration with higher ed virtual health provider TimelyCare, released new data that sheds light on the close relationship between loneliness and mental health, underscoring the profound impact of loneliness on…

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Active Minds Awarded $350,000 to Bring Mental Health Programs to High School Students 

Ulta Beauty partners with Active Minds to expand its impactful student-to-student model into schools across the country. WASHINGTON – Active Minds announced today that it has received a $350,000 grant from the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to expand Active Minds’ youth-led mental health programs to 300 new schools through a comprehensive high school curriculum, an…

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A.S.K. to Launch on Fourth Annual Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 16

SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios and Active Minds to Launch A.S.K. Digital Experience Across YouTube The Experience is Designed To Teach Young People The New “Stop, Drop And Roll” For Emotional Support With Plans To Expand Internationally. NEW YORK CITY – SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios, in partnership with more than 2,300 leading brands, nonprofits and cultural leaders globally,…

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Laura Horne Recognized as Runner-Up in Nonprofit HR’s 2024 Social Impact Women to Watch List

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Active Minds is proud to announce that Laura Horne, Chief Program Officer, has been recognized as a runner-up in Nonprofit HR’s 2024 Social Impact Women to Watch list. This prestigious honor celebrates Laura’s profound contributions to the nonprofit sector and her unwavering commitment to advancing mental health initiatives nationwide. As Chief Program…

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The Hartford And Active Minds Collaborate To Support The Mental Health Of Young Adults

Insurer, nonprofit kick off partnership with digital guides for the next generation of workers, mental health event at Connecticut state capitol  HARTFORD, Conn., April 4, 2024 – The Hartford, a leading provider of workers’ compensation and employee benefits, and Active Minds, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and providing resources for…

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Surgeon General Launches Nationwide “We Are Made to Connect” College Tour to Inspire Students to Build, Strengthen, and Prioritize Relationships

After Warning about the Profound Public Health Challenge Loneliness Poses – Especially for Young Adults – Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to Issue 5-for-5 Connection Challenge to Students to Help Build More Connection in Their Lives (Washington, DC) — Recognizing the significant challenges that loneliness, social isolation, and mental health pose to college-aged Americans, the…

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ShareWell Partners with Active Minds to Give Free Peer Support to LGBTQIA+ Youth

Launching on World Mental Health Awareness Day, the partnership aims to address the urgent need for LGBTQIA+ youth mental health support NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ShareWell, the first peer support platform connecting people over shared life experiences for healing and connection, today announced a new partnership with Active Minds, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization mobilizing youth…

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MTV Entertainment Studios and Active Minds announce national campaign “A.S.K.” to address critical youth mental health challenge

A.S.K. – Acknowledge, Support, Keep-In-Touch – is a digital-first multimedia campaign that gives young people the tools to simply and effectively help someone and is part of MTVE’s ‘Mental Health is Health’ initiative New research from MTVE shows that young adults are most likely to turn to a friend first when struggling with their mental…

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Scripps Research receives momentous award from NIH to lead key programs in national All of Us Research Program

July 13, 2023 Contact: press@scripps.edu LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research announced today that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for its Translational Institute to continue its work enrolling and engaging participants in the All of Us Research Program. The initial funding of $54 million will support Scripps Research Translational Institute’s work with a…

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Active Minds Awarded $600,000 to Expand Mental Health Education in K-12 Schools Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Alexa Lamanna Clark (202) 320-2766; ALClark@westendstrategy.com The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s grant supports Active Minds’ 1,000 in 1,000 commitment. WASHINGTON – Active Minds announced today that it has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) toward its commitment to expand the organization’s…

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