Active Minds is an organization that strives to provide education and resources about mental health and the prevalence of mental health disorders in order to reduce stigma and so that all students know where to seek help as soon as help is needed.


Active Minds chapters are student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy groups on college campuses. Chapters are designed to use peer outreach and education to:  Increase students’ awareness of mental health issues and symptoms of mental health disorders; provide information about available resources; encourage students to seek help as soon as help is needed; serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community.


Together with more than 400 Active Minds chapters across the country, we are leading a movement on our campuses — we are empowering students to change the perception about mental health.


Did You Know?

  • The prevalence of mental illness is higher among 18 to 24-year-olds than in older adults. Yet, this age group is least likely to seek help.
  • The high-stress environment of college life and being on their own for the first time makes college students especially vulnerable to developing mental health problems.
  • Half of all college students have had suicidal thoughts but because of the stigma and shame surrounding mental illness, many students are suffering in silence.


How Does Active Minds Help? 

  • The Active Minds movement reaches more than 400 schools serving more than 5.1 million students in 50 states and 17 countries with suicide prevention training and mental health education.
  • Active Minds student leaders reach more than 500,000 peers on their campuses with events, resources, and programming annually.
  • Active Minds distributes more than 130,000 mental health educational materials at not cost to the Active Minds student network of more than 400 chapters.


Join the Stigmafighting Movement. 

  • Donate funds to help us bring critical mental health education and resources to more students across the country.
  • Spread the message that students don’t have to struggle alone.