Hannah’s Story

Hannah Metzger joined Active Minds as a freshman and served as chapter president at West Chester University (PA) for two years. Over the summer, we had the privilege of hosting Hannah as an intern at our national office. After watching the interview below, you’ll be so impressed with Hannah’s strength, warmth, and poise, and the amazing impact Active…

Tell Me More: Wentworth Miller’s Suggestions on How to Start the Conversation

Watch this short video clip to hear from two hugely committed #StigmaFighters! Dani Lukens, an Active Minds outreach specialist, spoke with Wentworth Miller, the popular actor and Active Minds’ Ambassador for Mental Health, about how talking about someone’s mental health is not an easy conversation to have, and yet how important it is to try. Wentworth Miller also…

The Green Necklace

“Stigma causes shame, shame causes silence, silence hurts us all” From the first time I read this, I was intrigued. Intrigued in a positive way for sure, but I couldn’t quite figure out why. I joined Active Minds at the University of Maine just a couple weeks into my first semester. Almost instantly I felt…

Learning to Let Go

This post was written by Stacy Pershall, a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau who speaks to schools and groups nationwide about mental health and eating disorders. The place: Prairie Grove, Arkansas.  The year: 1985.  The setting: a bedroom closet with burnt-orange carpet and a brown slatted door.  The protagonist, who’s also the antagonist:…