Active Minds on campus is a student-run organization/club dedicated to providing information and awareness of mental health issues. Its mission is to utilize peer outreach 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
Facts about Active Minds
Active Minds was founded in 2001 by Alison Malmon, then a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, following the suicide of her brother, Brian, one year earlier. She wanted to combat the stigma of mental illness, encourage students who needed help to seek it early and prevent future tragedies like the one that took her brother's life.
For more information regarding this organization, check out the Active Minds website at www.activeminds.org.
Events on Campus
Stress Relief events that included free music, food and massages help relieve stress prior to finals. Animals have also brought in by the Laguna Madre Humane Society to help relieve students' stress and were available for adoption.
For more information on how to become a part of Active Minds contact Student Health Services at (956) 882-3896.