It’s Been a Year

This post was submitted by Christine Moore and is part of our September Suicide Prevention Month series.  I cannot believe it has been a whole year since we lost Jack. Jack was that kid that really seemed to have it all. He was handsome, athletic, smart, lived in a beautiful town with lots of friends…

What We Would Have Told Maddy

One night, after a difficult first semester at the University of Pennsylvania, Madison Holleran sat down at her computer and researched a few clubs to get involved in at school. One of them was Active Minds. Sadly, Maddy never made it there. Just weeks into her second semester, Maddy died by suicide. In the recently…

NSCS & Active Minds

We’re so thrilled to announce our new partnership with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars! Full transcript of the video below. Alison: Hello, Active Minds. I’m excited to be here with my friend, Steve Loflin, to announce our new partnership with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Steve: NSCS was an organization that I really…

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…