Arcadia Students to Restart Active Minds, Highlighting Mental Health in Spring Semester

By Dan DiPrinzio | December 13, 2022

Several students at Arcadia University are working to restart the Active Minds club on campus in the Spring Semester. The club, which has been mostly inactive in recent years, looks to change the conversation around mental health on college campuses. 

“We focus on destigmatizing mental health and raising awareness for a positive outlook on mental health,” said Hannah Craig ’24, a Psychology major and one of the students in charge of restarting the club. “We are looking for anyone who takes pride in different aspects of mental health, and who helps us raise awareness to everyone on campus.”

Some of the activities planned for the spring include meditations, de-stressing activities, and more. Set meeting dates and times will be shared with members of the community shortly. 

Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend events and be involved in the group. 

ActiveMinds is a national organization founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon, whose brother, Brian, died by suicide while a student at Columbia University in 2000. Currently, ActiveMinds is in more than 1,000 campuses and communities that reaches 1.9 million people each year through awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, outreach, and more. 

Students looking for more information can email Craig at