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Getting Involved On Your Campus

September 02, 2014

Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.  The nonprofit organization aims to change the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.

By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses nationwide, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses nationwide.

Here are links to Active Minds chapters at Georgia colleges and universities:
UGA: http://www.facebook.com/activemindsuga
Spelman: http://www.facebook.com/activemindssc
Mercer: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ActiveMindsatMercer
Kennesaw State: http://www.facebook.com/KennesawStateActiveMinds
Georgia State: http://www.facebook.com/ActiveMindsAtGeorgiaState
Georgia Tech: http://www.facebook.com/ActiveMindsGT
Emory: http://www.facebook.com/EmoryActiveMinds

Or find or start a chapter at your college or university:
http://activeminds.org/our-programming/chapters/find-a-chapter