Active Minds

“Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.”

Active Minds empowers students to change their perception of mental health on college campuses. Active Minds supports a network of campus-based chapters across the United States and Canada that consist of students passionate about mental health advocacy and education. Our chapter goals are to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed and serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community. The chapter is open to all students.

The MMI Chapter of Active Minds hosts several events throughout the year to recognize Suicide Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorder Awareness, and more. As part of MMI’s Active Minds, our Resilience Officers serve as peer counselors throughout campus and help to organize campus events that focus on student well-being.

Active Minds national website:

If you are interested in joining MMI’s Active Minds chapter, please contact our advisor, Colleen Shifter, at