Active Minds

Active Minds at Oxy

Here at Oxy, our club hosts weekly meetings that focus on a variety of mental-health related issues, ranging from eating disorders to self-care workshops to gender and mental health. We also collaborate with other student organizations and administrative offices to host larger events, such as professionally-led workshops and lectures, story-sharing events, and even open mic performances. We also work with the Oxy administration to improve mental health services offered on campus. Our club’s mission is to:

  1. Increase awareness about issues surrounding mental health, symptoms related to mental health disorders and mental health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community
  2. Remove 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
  3. Promote a general awareness of holistic health by emphasizing care of both body and mind
  4. Provide students with easy access to information about mental health disorders
  5. Serve 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
  6. Provide a forum for building an open environment for all students to speak up about mental health
  7. Work toward the recognition and elimination of prejudice and discrimination, especially those that have traditionally impinged upon culturally competent mental health services
  8. Offer each and every student support in managing their own mental well-being

We invite any interested student, faculty or staff member to reach out to us to learn more, get involved, or offer suggestions/support. Our contact information and list of current officers is provided below:

Email: activeminds@oxy.edu

Facebook: Active Minds at Oxy

Instagram: @activeminds.oxy