2023-2024 directors BOARD
"Hi! My name is Chiara and I am a 3rd year Neuroscience major and Education Studies minor. I joined Active Minds because mental health has become something very important to me and to advocate for those my community who may not be feeling supported through their battles. Unlike a fractured bone, mental health issues often cannot be seen by others, which may make individuals hesitant to be vulnerable about their feelings. With past experience in suicide prevention programs, I hope to encourage a space in which individuals feel safe and comfortable to discuss their challenges and reach out for further support if they need. I love the sense of community within our club and am excited to continue growing the awareness of and access to mental health resources on our campus!"
"I am passionate about mental health advocacy and awareness because of my own personal struggles with mental health and the misunderstanding surrounding this topic in my community. I believe it is critical that we change the dialogue around mental health in order to promote a healthy and empowering environment for everyone. Therefore, I joined Active Minds in order to be a part of a welcoming and empowering community where I could learn more about my own mental health and contribute to the de-stigmatization of this topic in a college environment."