Active Minds is established for the expressed purpose of:

  • Increasing awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at Lourdes University about the following:
    • Issues surrounding mental health
    • Symptoms related to mental health disorders
    • Mental health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community
  • Removing stigma surrounding mental health disorders so that students will feel more comfortable openly discussing mental health related issues and seeking help when it is needed
  • Promoting a general awareness of holistic health by emphasizing care of both body and mind
  • Providing students with easy access to information about Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and other mental health disorders
  • Serving as a liaison between the student body and the mental health community by holding campus-wide activities such as hosting guest speakers, providing informational fact sheets, organizing fundraisers, and running national Active Minds programs designed to reduce stigma and raise mental health awareness
  • Providing a forum and building an open environment for all students to speak up about mental health