Riot or Be Quiet?

  It’s not often you’re presented with an opportunity to do something you care about, but the moment you are- run towards it. When I saw the advertisement for an internship at Active Minds, I fervently applied. I yearned to participate in a cause that affects my life and community. This week, as I began…

Meet the Scholar

This post was written by Alex Budenz, one of our 2017 Emerging Scholars. Over the course of the next few months, Alex is working to quantify the stigma and social support surrounding bipolar disorder on the social media platform, Twitter. You can read more about her project here.  Hi everyone! My name is Alex, and…

New Year, New Speaker Videos!

This past November 4-6, Active Minds held its annual Mental Health on Campus Conference (#MHCC16) at Sacramento State University; what a great way to end the year!  Several members of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau gave presentations during the weekend, and we were fortunate to have three of their talks recorded; Jordan Burnham, Colleen Coffey…

Mental Health is for Everyone

You might have noticed that we here at Active Minds’ national office haven’t commented much on the political climate here in the United States over the last few weeks and months. There’s one particularly compelling reason for this. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, we generally have to stay out of politics. For example, we…