A Tale of Two Leaves

This post was written by Mark Farley, Former Active Minds Intern and current Graduate Student at Emory University. “The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” – Sandeep Jauhar When I began college, I thought it would only be four years. Society tells you four years, so naturally, I thought that was…

Meet the Scholar

Why is the trigger warning debate important to me? That’s a good question. It is not because I have ever needed trigger warnings. Rather, it is because I feel that it is largely a conversation about students, without students. I first became aware of the controversy when the University of Chicago (UC) released a letter…

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…