Our favorite #MHCC14 Pictures


This past weekend, Active Minds hosted its 11th National Mental Health on Campus Conference. Throughout the weekend, we encouraged all 500+ attendees to share pictures on Instagram with #MHCC14 — and man, did you guys deliver!

Below are some of our favorite pictures that really capture what #MHCC14 was all about. See all the tagged pictures shared on Instagram and posted on Twitter.

3 of our chapter members with founder and CEO of @active_minds, Alison Malmon. Conference was wonderful and we can't wait to get started with all of our ideas! #mhcc14 #stigmafighter

3 of our chapter members with founder and CEO of @active_minds, Alison Malmon. Conference was wonderful and we can’t wait to get started with all of our ideas! #mhcc14 #stigmafighter

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#MHCC14 Social Media Guide


Mapping a Movement Logo No Location WebAre you coming to #MHCC14 this weekend? We sure hope so! It’s the #StigmaFighter event of the year and we have an all-star line-up of keynote and session speakers.

During the Mental Health on Campus Conference (MHCC, get it?), we’re inviting all invitees to tweet their hearts out. Below you’ll find the handles for our speakers on Twitter. Follow them now so you can start tweeting right away at conference!

Keynote speakers:


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6 Things We’re Most Excited About for #MHCC14


#MHCCgifThe 11th National Mental Health on Campus Conference is less than two weeks away — and we’ve got a pretty awesome weekend planned.

Below are the six things we’re most excited for. Registration closes this Sunday, so register now!

1. Keynotes & Speakers. We have an all-star line-up of keynote speakers and presentations from the Active Minds Speakers Bureau. Just a few you won’t want to miss: Frank Warren, PostSecret creator; Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Johns Hopkins psychiatry professor; and Sgt. Kevin Briggs, former California Highway Patrol officer known as “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge.” 

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5 Reasons to Host A Member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau ASAP!


group picture with borderThe Active Minds Speakers Bureau is a group of remarkable young people who have struggled with mental illness and
bravely share their stories on campuses around the country to help end the stigma around mental health.

We have speakers with a multitude of unique experiences and perspectives. You can read their profiles here but keep reading to see the top five reasons you should host a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau!

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3 Conference Keynote Speakers You Won’t Want to Miss


Our National Mental Health on Campus Conference is exactly one month away, and we couldn’t be more excited about our fantastic lineup of keynote speakers.

Meet our three keynote speakers, who are truly changing the conversation about mental health around the world.

BriggsandGGB_web_183_37Kevin Briggs, “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge,” Pivotal Points

Sergeant Kevin Briggs has touched hundreds of lives, and continues to reach hundreds more.  As a former California Highway Patrol officer, Briggs helped hundreds of people who were contemplating suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge to come back over the bridge’s rail and give life another chance. These challenging, but life-changing efforts earned him the nickname “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge.”

After a 23 year career with the California Highway Patrol, Briggs retired to dedicate his life to promote mental health awareness across the globe, founding Pivotal Points, an organization that works to promote Suicide Prevention, Crisis Management, and Leadership Skills.

Hear him speak Sunday, Nov. 16 from 11 am to 12 pm.

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7 Ways to Get Ready for This Year’s Active Minds Conference


Too excited for our 11th annual National Mental Health on Campus Conference? Can’t wait until November 14th to get started? Here are seven things you can do today to start getting ready to make this the best conference ever!

1. Save your chapter some dough

The early bird catches the worm! Register yourself and your fellow chapter members before the early bird registration deadline on October 14th to pay reduced conference prices. Continue Reading