Day 229: Active Minds
Go, Crowdrise! Today’s give goes to Jeremy and team member Michaela’s Crowdrise project for Active Minds. Active Minds is great organization working to spread the world about Mental Health on college campuses, with the goal to remove the stigma of mental illness. Building a community and inspiring dialogue to remove the shame surrounding mental illness and providing a positive supporting environment to tackle the issues and encouraging those who need it to seek help. No one should feel ashamed for feeling depressed or suicidal, they should feel supported and know that there is help available to get through the difficult times.
Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, 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 throughout North America.
Amount Donated: $10