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.
Marcy Gilstad from Active Minds at Alma College says:
"Active Minds appeals to the commonalities of the entire student body as we all know someone affected by mental health issues and we all want to know how to help. As a Resident Assistant on campus, I can see the impact we are making - the counseling center is no longer invisible and the term depression is no longer taboo."