Follow our Send Silence Packing blog as we travel the Midwest to raise awareness of the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. Photo by Will Jones. Read more »
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Active Minds is Growing! Join us in welcoming our newest chapter - Active Minds at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

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  • SSP_Spring2014Tour_NewsarticleActive Minds traveling suicide awareness program of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year is on the road again. This spring, Send Silence Packing will be in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota. Check out the full list here>>
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    Join us for a webinar April 21 as we discuss the research on student mental health at community colleges and identify resources that can be helpful in promoting mental health services. More>>

  • Stress_Less_Week_Web_newsarticleHundreds of Active Minds Chapters are observing Stress Less Week this Spring! Join the national network April 20-26 by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and begin addressing stress in your community at

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Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.


  • Nicole Kacmar from Active Minds at Stevenson University says:

    nicole_kacmar_stevenson "Our chapter of Active Minds held its first successful National Day Without Stigma in the fall of 2009, and due to the success of this event, awareness in our school and the surrounding community has increased exponentially.  People stop our members on a daily basis and ask about our organization, hoping to become involved in raising awareness of mental health issues."