A Message from Alison

Active Minds friends and family, It’s with a heavy heart that I write about the recent suicide death of Active Minds chapter member, Priya Balagopal. Priya graduated from UNC in 2014 and served as president of Active Minds at Carolina. She went on to serve in AmeriCorps, but still remained very involved with her chapter.…

As 2015 Ends, Will You Speak With Us?

Over the past few weeks, you’ve heard directly from some of our students about their personal struggles with mental illness and stigma. They, like thousands of others across the country, found the support they desperately needed when they discovered Active Minds. They are the reason Active Minds is so important. And they are the reason…

Silence Kills, So We Speak

Fifteen years ago, my brother Brian died by suicide. After his death, I knew I needed to fight back against the silence that had taken his life. That’s why I started Active Minds. Today, Active Minds is a network of 400+ chapters comprised of more than 11,000 student leaders in 46 states. The transformational change…

5 Things Our Donors Made Possible in 2015

Active Minds relies on generous contributions from individuals and partner organizations to create awareness around mental health and encourage help-seeking across the country. Here are a few of the many amazing achievements that were made possible by donor support in 2015. 1. University of Michigan students experienced Send Silence Packing thanks to the support of…