We Will Rise

“Woah. This is fire weather.” My partner says from our Santa Rosa, California stoop on October 8th, that fateful and tragic 75-degree Sunday night. The wind was ripping through the streets at 60 miles per hour. The enormous redwood trees around us were flailing wildly, as though they were made of rubber. We were kept…

The Green Necklace

“Stigma causes shame, shame causes silence, silence hurts us all” From the first time I read this, I was intrigued. Intrigued in a positive way for sure, but I couldn’t quite figure out why. I joined Active Minds at the University of Maine just a couple weeks into my first semester. Almost instantly I felt…

Mental Health News Round-Up: July 8

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Bill On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would seek mental health reform across the country. Among other things, the bill would implement direct funding for mental health illnesses, reorder the structure of the federal agency of mental health, and develop requirements for private…