How to be an Advocate and a Role Model

Raise your hand if you’re a mental health advocate who struggles to prioritize your own mental health. If you don’t relate to the above statement, I am honestly so incredibly happy for you. But if you can relate, I want you to know that you aren’t alone. Being a mental health advocate is really hard…

Meet Our 2018 Class of Emerging Scholar Fellows!

Active Minds is excited to introduce the incredible 2018 Class of Emerging Scholar Fellows, six young researchers participating in an Active Minds fellowship to study mental health. Over the next five months, the scholars will conduct research and work on completing their fellowship projects. More information about the scholars: Andre Banerjee, The Ohio State University…

What To Do When Things Are Not Okay

Sometimes it feels like the hardest part about being a mental health advocate is in responding to a world that is often unpredictable and volatile. How are we meant to shift our messaging to accommodate individuals whose homes are being destroyed by natural disasters, or whose lives are being tested by divisive human action? There…

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Things to Remember in 2018

This morning a lot of people around the world woke up with one or two or maybe a handful of New Years resolutions on their mind. If you’re one of those people, go you! I believe in resolutions and the importance of goal setting and the power of a new year, but I didn’t set…

We Will Rise

“Woah. This is fire weather.” My partner says from our Santa Rosa, California stoop on October 8th, that fateful and tragic 75-degree Sunday night. The wind was ripping through the streets at 60 miles per hour. The enormous redwood trees around us were flailing wildly, as though they were made of rubber. We were kept…

You are Enough

My time at Active Minds will be an experience I will truly treasure and remember. I can’t express how thankful I am for the individuals I was able to encounter, as well as the lessons I learned through hard-work and making mistakes. Yes, an internship is meant to provide you with experiences that shape your…