Awards & Recognition
Student Club/Organization Award
Established in 2011, Active Minds works to decrease the stigma associated with students seeking and receiving mental health services, educates through outreach about mental health issues including the link between alcohol and mental health, and collaborates with campus and community organizations. Already, the organization has reached approximately 2,795 students, staff, faculty and community members.
Highlights of Active Minds' accomplishments include:
- Making "mocktails" while educating the campus community about drinking and mental health issues such as social anxiety and "home sickness;" providing a comprehensive, holistic approach to the underlying causes of student alcohol consumption; and suggesting alternatives to drinking.
- Giving presentations related to stress management and healthy relationships, encouraging students to try socialization strategies not related to alcohol consumption.
- Organizing the De-Stress Fest—a large collaborative event with various campus organizations—and promoting alternative and lower-risk activities.
- Partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and contributing to the success of a local Out of the Darkness community walk, which educated the community on suicide prevention.
- Joining the AOD Peer Educators and being certified as Certified Peer Educators through the Bacchus Network.