#ActiveMindsCon17: The Highlights

Here at Active Minds headquarters, we look forward to Conference weekend All. Year. Long. It’s the best! Thank you for joining us in Washington, DC for the nation’s largest conference focused on students and mental health. We had a blast, learned a lot, and we’re excited to continue changing the conversation about mental health…together. <3…

What Can You As a Parent Do?

Check out our new checklist, created especially for parents of high school seniors and those with students already in college. The dream? That every parent gets a copy of Your Student at College: A Mental Health Checklist and takes the tips to heart! Share the checklist with all the parents you know. Each of the seven…

EXPECTO PATRONUM! A Spell or a mantra?

Ever since being introduced to the Harry Potter books in elementary school I’ve felt a strong connection to the magical world that has taken me beyond that which I sometimes feel with my real life acquaintances. Attending book and movie releases helped me have something to look forward to, the characters’ growth something to guide…

NSCS & Active Minds

We’re so thrilled to announce our new partnership with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars! Full transcript of the video below. Alison: Hello, Active Minds. I’m excited to be here with my friend, Steve Loflin, to announce our new partnership with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Steve: NSCS was an organization that I really…

#StatusOfMind: Instagram and Snapchat and their effect on mental health

Numerous studies have confirmed that social media usage can negatively impact mental health, but a new report called #StatusOfMind, published by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM), recently reported that Instagram, followed by Snapchat, is the worst social media app for young people’s mental health. Surveying around 1,500 people…

Mothers and Mental Health

It’s very easy to pass Mother’s Day over as a holiday invented (or at least commandeered) by Hallmark to sell cards. However, celebrations of moms go back hundreds of years, with multiple different days of celebration and specific traditions. This includes both the Ancient Romans, who celebrated the festival of Hilaria on the Ides of…