Active Minds at Wesleyan University is a chapter of a national organization founded by Alison Malmon following the suicide of her brother, Brian. It is a non-profit organization that works to combat the stigma of mental illness, raise awareness in order to prevent future tragedies and to encourage those who need help to get help as soon as possible.
Wesleyan’s chapter of Active Minds was started in 2011 by then current student Jenn Pollan. In the Spring of 2012 Active Minds at Wes brought Send Silence Packing to campus. It was a huge success.
Starting fall 2013, the chapter founded a new initiative known as the “Silver Ribbon Luncheon Series” in which they hoped to bring students and professionals together to encourage conversation about a variety of topics related to mental health.
During the 2014 – 2015 academic year, the team worked on a variety of projects, such as the Day and Night of Wellness, Educational Outreach, and a web based anthology.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or comments.