March Chapter of the Month: University of Dayton

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Univ_DaytonWe are excited to announce March’s chapter of the month, Active Minds at University of Dayton! They recently hosted a GO LIME Campaign, promoting mental health awareness and Active Minds during an NCCA Division I basketball game against the University of Rhode Island broadcasted on ESPN 2.

At the sold-out basketball game on February 27, the chapter distributed 150 lime green (the nationally observed color for mental health awareness) T-shirts featuring a mental health statistic and the chapter’s logo to alert the audience to the number of people that live with mental illness, the resources available for help, and the Active Minds chapter. Continue Reading

Text, Talk, Act. Because Mental Health Matters.

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TTAOften, the most necessary conversations are the ones that are most difficult. Text, Talk, Act (TTA) makes at least one conversation a little easier by assisting students to share their mental health stories through a very familiar platform: text messaging.

Once again this semester, Active Minds is excited to partner with TTA on April 19 as part of Active Minds’ Stress Less Week. Chapters that register to host a TTA event on April 19 are eligible receive a $1,000 cash prize. Past winners have included Active Minds at Coppin State University, Ithaca College, and UCLA!

To participate, all you need is to gather at least three or four friends on April 19, and text “89800” for mental health discussion prompts. You and your friends will be guided through a series of conversation-starters, from videos to polling, along with many other chapters participating across the country.

Want to join this movement? Get started with the three simple steps below: Continue Reading

February Chapter of the Month: Pennsylvania State University

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12670118_1133660719978626_7567430231498046155_nWe are delighted to announce the chapter of the month, Pennsylvania State University! This chapter’s events thus far have done a wonderful job at engaging the campus in a discussion on mental health.

Check out the awesome events that this chapter has participated in so far:

Suicide Stomper Community Event

Active Minds at PSU participated in a successful “Suicide Stomper” community event, sponsored by the Jana Marie Foundation, which allowed suicide survivors to express their feelings and be part of a bigger message. Everyone who attended this event decorated and painted the soles of sneakers with meaningful messages and drawings representing hope and their experience with suicide.

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