Checking My Crystal Ball

Embed from Getty Images About this time every spring, the cherry blossoms bloom and I’m on my way to a two-day committee meeting for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It’s one of my favorite meetings of the year and, incredibly, this was my twelfth year in a row attending. I’m a big believer in the…

Meet the Scholar

This post was written by Khushbu Patel, our 2017 Stephen C. Rose Legacy Scholar in the 2017 Emerging Scholars cohort. Over the course of the next few months, Khushbu is focusing her project on employing qualitative methodology to understand how culture influences the way South Asians conceptualize ‘mental health.’ You can read more about her…

Meet the Scholar

This post was written by Natalie Oman, one of our 2017 Emerging Scholars. Over the course of the next few months, Natalie is focusing her research on the mental health needs of sexual assault victims on college campuses and the mental health services provided by college campus first responders. You can read more about her project…

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…

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…