Active Minds Programs
Active Minds is a national organization with chapters on college campuses across the country. In addition to local events planned and run by our campus chapters, Active Minds offers to our chapters various national programs, along with programming guides and resources. These programs include:
Active Minds programs all contribute to our overall mission to increase student awareness of mental health, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, and encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed.
Active Minds Programs are designed and developed at the National Office and implemented by our student chapters. Programmatic materials and support are distributed to students as one of the many benefits of being an Active Minds chapter. Most of the program ideas, however, come from the students themselves, through recommendations from our Student Advisory Committee and suggestions from Active Minds chapter leaders. All Active Minds programs involve an evaluation component and are continually being strengthened and improved. As we continue to grow as an organization, so do our programs. Be sure to check back here regularly for updates and to learn about our newest programmatic efforts.
Joe Behen, PhD, Executive Director of Counseling, Health, & Disability Services School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Advisor of Active Minds at SAIC says:
"Active Minds is a revolutionary movement and the most exciting development in college student mental health... It has catalyzed students to recognize their own tremendous influence to make fundamental differences in the well-being and mental health of their peers."