Mothers and Mental Health

It’s very easy to pass Mother’s Day over as a holiday invented (or at least commandeered) by Hallmark to sell cards. However, celebrations of moms go back hundreds of years, with multiple different days of celebration and specific traditions. This includes both the Ancient Romans, who celebrated the festival of Hilaria on the Ides of…

An Open Letter to the Creators of S-Town

Dear Brian Reed, Julie Snyder, and the production team of S-Town, First of all, thank you for yet another outstanding podcast series. I found S-Town to be an engaging, emotionally poignant story that challenges stereotypes and evokes critical thought. At the moment that I was listening, I was traveling the state of California, training hundreds…

Mental Health is for Everyone

You might have noticed that we here at Active Minds’ national office haven’t commented much on the political climate here in the United States over the last few weeks and months. There’s one particularly compelling reason for this. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, we generally have to stay out of politics. For example, we…

My Time with the Guardian

The Active Minds Internship Program offers college students the opportunity to work with various departments within the Active Minds National organization at our headquarters in Washington, DC.  Angela Dong, the Active Minds Speakers Bureau Fall intern, was able to realize a dream goal of interviewing one of her mental health heroes — Sgt. Kevin Briggs, Active…