A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Send Silence Packing: Meet the Coordinator


Lee (far left) with fellow Active Minds staffers during the Fall 2015 tour.

Meet Lee Duffy-Ledbetter. He’s the coordinator of Send Silence Packing, Active Minds’ traveling exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year. In just a few short weeks, the spring SSP tour will kick off and travel to 12 states throughout the south.

But before that happens, we wanted to introduce you to the guy who runs one of Active Minds’ most popular programs:

Lee first became involved with SSP in 2014. Prior to working at Active Minds, Lee studied economics at George Mason University; he also spent time volunteering with a local mental health support group. It was during this time that Lee developed a passion for starting the conversation about mental health with young adults. Continue Reading

6 Ways to Practice Self-Care on Valentine’s Day


Valentines Day_Active MinsdIt’s almost that time of year again, and I’m not talking about tax season. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you excited? You should be!

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to step away from stress, slow down, and focus on your mental health. This year, celebrate with the following 6 short and sweet ideas for your best (and healthiest) Valentine’s Day yet!

1. Treat Yourself: Plan an activity, take a fun class, pamper yourself, or try something new.

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