Program Bank Spotlight: iSupport Bracelet Campaign

Have you heard about Active Minds at UCLA‘s iSupport Bracelet Campaign? Chapter members made and sold friendship bracelets to show love, support and awareness of mental health conditions. Each bracelet is created with special colors to bring awareness to a different mental health conditions. Students can request and receive a custom-made bracelet supporting a specific condition (or multiple conditions). For example,…

Mental Health News Round-Up: March 6

Facebook and Suicide Prevention Facebook announced that after users report other’s worrisome posts,  the platform will provide suggestion to help support the friend.  Additionally, the poster will get a message linking them to other resources including the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (1-800-273-8255). Michelle Obama Promotes Awareness of Mental Health Care On Wednesday at The Campaign to Change Direction, a summit…

February’s Chapter of the Month: Active Minds at Allegheny College

We are proud to recognize Active Minds at Allegheny College as February’s Chapter of the Month, in particular for its partnership with Overkill, the school’s alternative art and literary publication, to create a special issue focused on mental health. Active Minds and Overkill recently partnered to highlight students’ work pertaining to mental health. Members of Overkill…

Program Bank Spotlight: Mental Health Wellness Week

Last semester, Active Minds at the University of Michigan hosted a Mental Health Wellness and Speaker Event. During the event, Active Minds members brainstormed with other students ways in which they can relieve stress throughout the school year and hosted a Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience graduate student speaker, Daniel Porter. The chapter set out to reach their entire student…