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CLICK HERE to read up on and donate to a very worthwhile cause.

"Active Minds is the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on over one hundred college campuses nationwide."

30 comments to “A Worthwhile Cause”

  1. lilly says – reply to this


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    hmm



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    yeaah babyyyy

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    whhhyyy is my display picture a freaking palm treee?
    thats nottt whaaa i wanted perezzers baby

  4. SCAM says – reply to this


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  5. asda says – reply to this


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    hmm.

  6. colle says – reply to this


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    Active Minds is def. legit.
    I'm president of my schools chapter and there's always need for more awareness and support on mental health issues on college campuses.
    PLEASE DONATE! It's a worthwhile cause.

  7. Dana says – reply to this


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    I am lucky enough to know the founder of this organization, and I have to say that this is definitely a cause worth helping. This is truly the case of one passionate person working hard to create an organization that really matters. All of us have been affected somehow by mental health issues–this is something we can all truly get behind!

  8. me says – reply to this


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    This is stupid. I had and still have serious issues and no one wanted to help me. It's as if people are doing this to make themselves think that they're doing something good, but when they come face to face with someone with serious issues like me they just feel uncomfortable around me and want me to go away. This world is hopeless.

  9. jhsdf says – reply to this


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    Re: me – you cant go around saying the world is hopeless. theyre is so much hope in the world its borderline ridiculous. but if you dont donate, people cant help you

  10. me says – reply to this


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    Re: jhsdf

    Ignorance is bliss.

  11. Danny says – reply to this


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    Does this mean there retarded or just depressed?

  12. rhi says – reply to this


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    I was very involved, for a few years, in the first active minds (originally called open minds) on upenn's campus. Me, you must have not gone to the right people. This group is by no means a counseling service. It is a link between the school's student body and the information and services available to that body as they concern mental illness. The founder of the group has done an amazing job turning her own personal loss into a very worthwhile group that has grown immensely in a few short years and that provides comfort and information to many.

  13. me says – reply to this


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    Re: rhi
    That's fine, but the mental-health services that they inform students about don't work. What should be done is that it should be made certain that any human born will not have to endure events that lead them to mental illness. It's nice to see someone trying to make a difference, though.

  14. no says – reply to this


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    I love how this picture is from 1995.

  15. Valer says – reply to this


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    Not every Active Minds chapter is the same- I lead the University of South Florida chapter, and we're working on educating about prevention, not just treatment. The national organization is wonderful, and the people who work there deserve a lot of credit. The stigma they work to reduce has been built up over centuries, so we shouldn't expect changes overnight. However, if we can educate even one person just about how to help a friend with mental illness, then we've changed someone's life. I think its completely worth it.



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    Crazy kids - gotta love 'em!

  17. Mark says – reply to this


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    I've known about this group for years, They do good work.

  18. hi says – reply to this


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    that picture looks like it's from the fucking 90's.

  19. Alex says – reply to this


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    yep i'm the president of my school's chapter as well (SUNY Stony Brook) and I can attest to the fact that this is a VERY worthwhile cause. A lot of people don't believe that young adults can experience mental illness but unfortunately it's a very rampant problem, and it's made worse by the stigma that exists towards having a mental illness AND seeking help. AM as a whole (the national headquarters AND individual school chapters) has done so much for so many students and continues to work everyday towards the goal of connecting students to professional mental health treatment resources as well as working on education/prevention of these disorders. For everyone on here involved in AM, keep up the good work! And remember- you don't have to be involved in AM to promote kindness, understanding, and compassion towards everyone- including those who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorer (ps thanks perez…i'm very pleased you put this on your site! keep up the good work too xoxo)

  20. Erin says – reply to this


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    Very worthy organization! You rock, Perez! :-)

  21. shurf says – reply to this


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    Great cause. How much have YOU kicked in, Perez?

  22. balle says – reply to this


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    THIS IS TRULY A GREAT CAUSE!!!! IT'S ABOUT TIME PEOPLE OPENED UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.

  23. joey says – reply to this


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    Are you sure they just ain't autistic due to vaccines and bad food??
    Or maybe they just need a kick in the pants and be told to just get on with the job of using their lazy big brains.
    And I did the one on the right back in the 90s - bugf*ck crazy but the carpet matched the drapes…

  24. Tina says – reply to this


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    Perez- As President this past year of Active Minds at Northern Illinois University, I wanted to thank you for putting this up on your site!! Mental health awareness and advocacy is so important, and I'm glad Active Minds is getting your support in such a public way!!

    Thanks for the support, everyone!

  25. Rob says – reply to this


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    Are you kidding me? This site seems to love and feed from the news of those who are mentally ill & chemically dependant. Yes, some of us self medicate. I am very much in support of this organization. As long as this article isn't some way to make some grand joke. You love to make those, don't you P.H.

  26. Amy says – reply to this


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    I think it's great ! Alot of people are coming together for such a great organization.I hope they get more funding so someone can finally get the voices in my head to stop telling me do to bad things.No really it's a good cause.

  27. MG says – reply to this


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    isnt this picture of an ad from Miami Dade College bitch?

  28. katie says – reply to this


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    i'm involved in the chapter on my school's campus and i would like to thank you for supporting a cause that so often gets overlooked!

  29. eh says – reply to this


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    re=2603154]Re: me[/re]
    ME, I am sorry to hear about your struggles, it sounds like you are very hurt, but I just wanted to tell you that part of Active Minds goal and purpose is not only to get the information out there about mental illness help, but also to improve the quality and access to help through awareness, discussion, etc. You not veing able to get the help you need is part of what the group is trying to fix. Part of Active Minds goal is to improve help. As to your comment about "What should be done is that it should be made certain that any human born will not have to endure events that lead them to mental illness" Well 1) there is not always an event that leads to mental illness it can sometimes just happen, like because of genetics 2) stopping everything bad in the world that might lead to mental illness is a very unrealistic if not impossible goal, but increasing help and awareness about mental health is not unattainable, which is why it is active minds goal. I want to reiterate that I’m sorry for your struggles and I hope that you can continue to try to seek help until you find the support that’s right for you.

  30. jolys says – reply to this


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    sooooo am i the only one who thinks the guy on the left is Big from sex and the city???