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Nonprofit Raises Awareness for Mental Health

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By Laura Studley

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Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students since 2003. Seeking to build stronger families and communities as well as save lives, this organization works to change the conversation surrounding mental health in the United States.

Their mission encourages students to become more empowered and create a space for them to speak openly about their stories. They believe no one should struggle by themselves. Through conversation and more awareness, Active Minds is moving toward reducing stigma and the rate of suicides. With 450+ chapters on college campuses around the nation, this organization has impacted around 5.4 million college-aged individuals.

Each year, more than 15,000 students join this organization to become advocates and educators for mental health. This nonprofit has a series of programs and services that aim to inspire a conversation surrounding mental health.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. One in five adults have a diagnosable mental illness and 50% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Active Minds is working to change the way mental illness is viewed, and to bring to light the struggles individuals, specifically college students, face day to day.

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