Racism is Making Us Sick

Help and hope are available. Over the last 14 years, Active Minds has empowered students facing mental health struggles to share their stories to let others know they’re not alone and to spread that message: help and hope are available. During my time as a member of the Active Minds team, I’ve come to recognize…

Mental Health on HBCU Campuses

Historically Black Colleges/Universities have and hopefully will continue to be a pinnacle in the black community. These sources of education and black empowerment across the United States have done so much for the growth and betterment of African-Americans nationwide. However, there is always room for growth; and one of those areas that are in need…

The Duality of Black Mental Health

Kai Roberts is a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau. Bring Kai to your campus to speak about mental health.  As a black man, growing up in a black household, within a black community, mental health was definitely acknowledged. Contrary to popular belief, the African American community acknowledges mental health quite frequently. While the…

Emerging Scholars Fellowship: 1 Video and 5 Main Findings

The mental health of the Black undergraduate community is vitally important. After talking with several student-led campus organizations, myself and a team of passionate undergraduate students created this video to encourage dialogue about mental health challenges, stigma, and resources both on campus and nationally. In addition to sharing this video, I’m excited to share with…

Emerging Scholars Fellowship: Stigmas, Barriers and The Importance of Having the Conversation

The most enlightening and enriching experiences of my project so far have arisen from opportunities to have conversations with campus student groups about mental health in the Black undergraduate student community. In these sessions I first asked students to help me brainstorm what barriers they saw to talking about mental health and seeking mental health…