changing the conversation about mental health

we are

A student-led initiative for better health and wellness, stress relief, and health education

Students who use peer-to-peer outreach for health advocacy and education with a focus on mental health

A liaison between students and the administration/mental health community

A national organization founded in 2001 with 200+ chapters worldwide

A 5-star chapter for two consecutive years

A resource for you, by you

our mission

  • To utilize peer outreach (“the student voice”) to increase students’ awareness of issues of mental health, symptoms of mental illness, and available resources for seeking help
  • To serve as liaison between students and the administration/mental health community, and become the major point of reference for mental illness and promotion of good mental health

our vision

  • To de-stigmatize mental illness by promoting an open, enlightened discussion of mental health issues, and to create a better life for all who suffer
  • To capitalize on the energy and dedication of young adults in the fight against the stigma that surrounds mental illness
  • To educate, enlighten, and empower all young adults to ensure their own mental health before it ever reaches a tragic stage

how

  • Encourage discussion about mental health issues
  • Educate students about signs, symptoms and prevalence of mental illness, and available resources
  • Expose students to other people who have experienced mental illness, especially young adults who have been successful while living with a mental illness
  • Plan campus-friendly events that reach as many members of the campus community as possible

Moments

Ariella Yosefat

Position: President

Course: 9

Year: 2016

Residence: Simmons

Fun Fact: I am a hardcore Cincinnati Reds fan! (Let's go Redlegs!!!)

I joined Active Minds because I have had people close to me suffer in silence before getting the help they needed.

Questions? Want to join us?

Email us at activeminds-exec@mit.edu