Active Minds in the Community

Active Minds is all about raising mental health awareness on campus. However, chapters are also part of larger communities that could benefit from our messaging, too!  We interviewed Floie Stouder, the advisor for Active Minds at Indiana University – Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW), and Diana Mathew and Brynne Alexander, president and vice president…

An Open Letter to the Creators of S-Town

Dear Brian Reed, Julie Snyder, and the production team of S-Town, First of all, thank you for yet another outstanding podcast series. I found S-Town to be an engaging, emotionally poignant story that challenges stereotypes and evokes critical thought. At the moment that I was listening, I was traveling the state of California, training hundreds…

April Chapter of the Month: Virginia State University

Congratulations to the Active Minds chapter at Virginia State University for being selected as the April Chapter of the Month!  The chapter’s stigma-fighting programs this semester have successfully generated conversations about mental health on the VSU campus, and the national office couldn’t be prouder to recognize their efforts. Active Minds at VSU recently hosted Happiness…

Tune in For Laughs: Staff Picks

Stress management is important, and we here at the Active Minds National Office have a bunch of different ways we prioritize it. Some of us like to go to the gym, take walks, meditate, do yoga, hang out with friends, go hear live music, cook, bake, or toss stress balls at each other from across…

For the Future Success of Your Chapter

Summer is right around the corner! We can practically smell the sea breeze and the barbecues and many of you are looking forward to graduation and new challenges ahead. In all of the excitement, it can be hard to effectively wrap up your chapter activities and prepare your new leaders to thrive in the fall.…

Meet the Scholar

This post was written by Nate Sawyer, one of our 2017 Emerging Scholars. Over the course of the next few months, Nate’s “Dear Emory” project will focus on the investigation, and artistic presentation, of student oral histories of mental health experiences at Emory University. You can read more about his project here.  Hi everyone! My…