Chapter of the Month

Congratulations to Active Minds at the University of Maine for being selected as the March Chapter of the Month!  Their efforts to raise awareness for mental health on their campus have been innovative and engaging, and the national office is excited to recognize UMaine for their awesome stigma-fighting work. One of AM at UMaine’s biggest…

Emerging Scholars Fellowship: Mental Health Within R&B and Hip-Hop Music

Janelle is a researcher in the 2016 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Read blog updates from Janelle and her fellow scholars here. Recent media conversations surrounding mental health have increased after R&B singer Kehlani publically (and bravely) shared her struggles following a recent suicide attempt. Trouble ensued after Kehlani uploaded a photo of herself in a hospital…

Calling All California Filmmakers: Enter the Directing Change Contest

Are you interested in making films? Passionate about mental health? You can raise awareness, gain recognition and win money with Each Mind Matters’ Directing Change Student Film Contest.  Here’s how you participate: Step 1) Pick your category. Step 2) Create films! Step 3) Share the word! The Directing Change Team can assist you by providing flyers, customized…

Mental Health News Round Up: June 26

How Colleges Stop Depressed Students From Returning To Campus This Buzzfeed article follows one student’s experience with Brown University’s leave of absence policy locking him out of his education by denying him readmission 5 times. The Active Minds Chapter at Brown is working administrators to create change about mental health on campus. It’s Not about Mental Illness:…

Mental Health News Round Up: June 19

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Uzo Aduba On How Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren Is Changing The World The Orange Is The New Black actress behind “Crazy Eyes,” Uzo Aduba, discusses redefining “crazy” and illustrating the effects of such stigmatizing language on her character. She also believes that more people are talking about mental health because of…

Mental Health News Round-Up: May 22

Colleges Relieve Pressure Post Suicides In a Huffington Post Live interview, Active Minds at MIT, Active Minds national office, and the Jed Foundation discussed the multi-faceted pressures college students face, administrative policies about leaves, and help seeking behaviors.  The video is well worth a watch for all StigmaFighters working to change the conversation about mental health. A…