Need Some Help with the Winter Grind?

Some of my friends love the winter. Most of them live in places that don’t actually have winter, or they’re really into winter sports. But each year, as we say hello to February, we all experience the same thing–no matter what. Darkness fatigue. We call each other and whine, “Why is it still dark so earrrrllllyyyyyy?”…

Why You Should Take Active Minds’ First Online Course

Transform You|Transform Your Campus is Active Minds, Inc.’s first online course! In six weeks, with small commitments each week, you can enhance your leadership skills exponentially for years to come. The first course convenes on January 25, 2016. Chapter members and non-chapter student leaders can find out more and register at www.ActiveMinds.org/TYTYC. Since we’re all a…

6 Reasons Why You Should Transform Your Campus Today

In September, Active Minds announced our newest program, Transform Your Campus,  which teaches students how to create structural and policy change on their campuses. Wondering why you should transform your campus? We’re glad you asked. Here are 6 reasons: 1. Make education more widespread. Ever wonder why there isn’t more mental health crisis information on the back of your…

National Day Without Stigma: Rooting Out Stigma

When we think about stigma, we often consider its most basic manifestations. Egregious use of words like “crazy,” “insane,” “maniacal,” “looney,” or “psycho.” We hear the weather being characterized as “bipolar” or “schizophrenic,” and slender people dismissed out-of-hand as “anorexic.” We also think about people who, upon hearing someone lives with a mental illness, suddenly…