Active Minds Selected to Partner with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

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May 12, 2014 – (Washington, D.C.) – Active Minds is pleased to participate in Born Brave events across the U.S. this summer, hosted by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation (BTWF).

Starting on May 12 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, and continuing at stops in Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California and Arizona, the organizations will come together to increase awareness of issues facing today’s youth, and to promote mental and physical health within the community. Active Minds and BTWF share a common vision to inspire individuality and empowerment in youth locally and beyond. Continue Reading

Active Minds and Kognito Partner to Bring Innovative Program to Campuses Nationwide

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May 1, 2014 – (New York, NY) – Surveys show that roughly 80 percent of students who die by suicide had not sought services from their campus counseling centers and 30 percent of students report feeling so depressed that daily functioning was impaired.
To help colleges and universities better assist students experiencing psychological distress or thoughts of suicide, Active Minds and Kognito have teamed up to expand the adoption of At-Risk for College and University Students, an online, interactive and evidence-based immersive learning experience to campuses with Active Minds student chapters.

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Active Minds Welcomes 2014 Emerging Scholars

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Students Receive Funding to Expand the Body of Research, Literature and Discourse Devoted to Mental Health

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC, February 4, 2014 – Active Minds is thrilled to announce scholars participating in its sixth cycle of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship, the nation’s only program dedicated to supporting mental health research and creative projects by the next generation of leaders in mental health. Continue Reading

Active Minds Partners with the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association and the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

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Active Minds Partners with the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association and the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC, December 7, 2013—Active Minds, the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) and the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) are excited to announce a new partnership to bring mental health education and awareness to Asian and Asian-American students on college campuses. Through the Friends DO Make a Difference initiative, collegiate chapters of NAPA will have access to programming and resources to promote mental health, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking in a community that may face cultural and language barriers when accessing treatment. Continue Reading

Active Minds at Northwestern University awarded the Margaret Clark Morgan Transformational Change Award

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Active Minds at Northwestern University awarded the Margaret Clark Morgan Transformational Change Award

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC, November 15, 2013 – During the Active Minds 10th National Mental Health on Campus Conference – the only national conference geared towards young adult mental health activists– Active Minds, Inc. presented awards to students and staff doing an extraordinary job raising mental health awareness on college campuses across the nation. The organization is thrilled to announce that Active Minds at Northwestern University was presented with the Margaret Clark Morgan Transformational Change Award. This new annual award recognizes a chapter that has achieved lasting change at their institution through effective advocacy for campus-wide policies, structures, systems or practices that improve, protect, and prioritize student mental health. Continue Reading

Active Minds 10th National Mental Health on Campus Conference and Stomp Out Stigma Walk

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Active Minds 10th National Mental Health on Campus Conference and Stomp Out Stigma Walk

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC, November 13, 2013—Active Minds 10th National Mental Health on Campus Conference—the leading national conference geared toward young adult mental health activists—is taking place Friday November 15 through Sunday November 17 at Georgetown University. Additionally, Active Minds will be hosting its inaugural Stomp Out Stigma Walk on Friday November 15, to kick off conference and to commemorate Active Minds’ ten years of changing the conversation about mental health. Continue Reading

Active Minds Partners with Tau Delta Phi Fraternity As Their National Philanthropy

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Active Minds Partners with Tau Delta Phi Fraternity As Their National Philanthropy

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC, October 1, 2013— Active Minds is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Tau Delta Phi Fraternity as their National Philanthropy. Tau Delta Phi is a social fraternity that is committed to developing leaders of tomorrow with character and reputation that earn respect and admiration. The partnership with Active Minds is an example of Tau Delta Phi’s spirit of fraternalism, which embraces all students without accepting societal stigmas as a valid reason for differentiation. Continue Reading

Thousands of Backpacks Make Their Way Across California

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Thousands of Backpacks Make Their Way Across California
—Award-winning Public Exhibit Representing the Number of Students Lost Each Year to Suicide—

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Riverside, CA, August 27, 2013 – Active Minds Send Silence Packing® – an award-winning public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who die by suicide every year – will be on display on college campuses and city spaces throughout California beginning September 10th, at Riverside City College in Riverside, California. Continue Reading

Active Minds Chapters & Student Leaders Recognized For Their Work on Campus

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Active Minds Chapters & Student Leaders Recognized For Their Work on Campus

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC, July 9, 2013 – Active Minds is thrilled to share with our network that many of our Active Minds Chapters and student leaders have been recognized by their colleges and universities, their local communities and by national organizations for their contributions to campus life and to the field of mental health during the 2012-2013 school year. Congratulations! Continue Reading

Active Minds Plays Pivotal Role at White House

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Active Minds Plays Pivotal Role in White House Conference on Mental Health

Media Contact: Dianna Dauber, Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-332-9595 x109;dianna@activeminds.org

Washington, DC—On June 3, 2013, Active Minds participated in the historic National Conference on Mental Health hosted by President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House. The conference was part of the Administration’s bold effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding about mental health and bring these issues out of the shadows. The conference was streamed in real-time from www.whitehouse.gov.

Janelle Montaño, Public Speaker with the Active Minds Speaker Bureau was asked to introduce President Obama as the only young person speaking about her own mental health struggles. Janelle shared her story about family suicide, major depression, recovery and hope. Following the introduction, she participated in a panel discussion moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The panel focused on how addressing negative attitudes about mental illness is essential to making sure more people seek help; what we know about why these attitudes exist and the misperceptions in which they are grounded; and what we can do to break down the barriers preventing too many people from seeking the help they need. Continue Reading