Mental Health News Round Up: July 10

Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll Psychologist are researching race-based trauma in light of the recent shooting in at the historically black AME church in Charleston and the burning of black churches. Microagressions, race based violence, and racism cause trauma that harms the mental health of African American, but researchers believe the official…

Mental Health News Round Up: June 26

How Colleges Stop Depressed Students From Returning To Campus This Buzzfeed article follows one student’s experience with Brown University’s leave of absence policy locking him out of his education by denying him readmission 5 times. The Active Minds Chapter at Brown is working administrators to create change about mental health on campus. It’s Not about Mental Illness:…

Mental Health News Round-Up: May 29

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy How does stigma affect people’s willingness to say the words “I go to therapy”? This author debunks 14 popular misconceptions to encourage more people to seek treatment. Beautiful Train Music Video Honors Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Train releases their music video for Give It All blending…

Mental Health News Round-Up: May 22

Colleges Relieve Pressure Post Suicides In a Huffington Post Live interview, Active Minds at MIT, Active Minds national office, and the Jed Foundation discussed the multi-faceted pressures college students face, administrative policies about leaves, and help seeking behaviors.  The video is well worth a watch for all StigmaFighters working to change the conversation about mental health. A…

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,…