Active Minds at MIT
From MITAdmissions Wiki
What is ActiveMinds?
- 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 resource for you, by you
- 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
What do ActiveMinds chapters do?
We utilize peer advocacy to…
- Discuss…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
- Counselors out of the Center (September)
- "It's Kind of a Funny Story" Screening (October)
- QPR Training Session (October)
- Speak Your Mind at MIT (On Going!)
Interested in learning more!?
Contact us at [email protected] !
Visit our chapter's website at web.mit.edu/activeminds/ or the national organization's website at activeminds.org !