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Active Minds: Thinking twice about mental illness

Michaela Cowden, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2015

Over the winter break, my younger sister managed to get me hooked on Criminal Minds. It is a fictional show that focuses on solving horrific serial crimes, usually being committed by a single person.  The more episodes that I watched, I began to noti...

Active Minds: Positive thinking combats high stress levels

LEAH RUDGE, Contributing writer

November 6, 2014

This November, Active Minds is celebrating self-care month. As the semester comes to an end and stress levels increase, everyone could use a positive little pick me up to get them to winter break. In fact, researchers have found...

Breaking the stigma of suicide

August 28, 2014

Active Minds raises mental health awareness  By MICHAELA COWDEN Contributing Writer [email protected]   On Aug. 11, 2014, the world lost one of the brightest smiles and greatest actors. In honor of losing...

Active Minds: Challenge to reflect on mental health

April 25, 2014

By LYDIA JONES Contributing Writer [email protected]   This past week Active Minds organized a hashtag challenge to raise awareness for mental illness and for the club. Everyone who posts through the week with...

Active Minds: How to beat stress and depression

April 11, 2014

By MICHAELA COWDEN Contributing Writer [email protected]   With the school year’s end rapidly approaching, the pressure is definitely on. Professors are squeezing in the last of their material and students...

Active Minds: the first step is reaching out

April 6, 2014

By LEAH RUDGE Contributing Writer [email protected]   This semester, Active Minds has been gaining momentum on campus. In late February, we hosted a Mental Health Celebration with Best Buddies, Clinical Careers...

Active Minds: why we need to talk about mental health

March 7, 2014

By LYDIA JONES Contributing Writer [email protected]   I have asthma. I currently have a broken ankle. I also have depression.  As you might have guessed, this article isn’t about my asthma, or my ankle (alt...

Active Minds brings mental health awareness to the Allegheny community

Christina Bryson, Junior Editor

January 31, 2014

“On average between a third and a half of people throughout their lifetime will experience mental illness in the United States of America,” said Michelle Miller, Allegheny College counselor and Active Minds advisor, “and...

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