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Campus in need of more resources

December 9, 2019

According to Higher Education Today, “data indicates that in the past year, three out of five students experienced overwhelming anxiety, and two out of five students were too depressed to function.” Out of the students experiencing mental health issues, only ten to fifteen percent seek services at t...

We need to #HugMore

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

December 2, 2019

Active Minds challenged the UW-W campus to document hugs for the HugMore challenge from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18  by posting pictures on social media of consensual hugs using the #HugMore tag. “#HugMore is an initiative that champions the hug as a simple, accessible way we can take a moment for self-care,”...

Org of the week: Active Minds

Org of the week: Active Minds

October 28, 2019

The Royal Purple sat down with Kelsey Pacetti, the 2019-2020 president of Active Minds UW-W to ask a few questions about the organization. RP: What is the goal of the org? We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy and a...

Backpack display opens students’ eyes

Backpack display opens students’ eyes

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Active Minds hosted a suicide awareness event known as Send Silence Packing on the University Center Mall. Send Silence Packing is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks to represent the amount of students lost to suicide every year. The exhibit included booths for mental health resources, co...

It’s time to ‘Send Silence Packing’

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 30, 2019

Active Minds will be hosting a suicide awareness and prevention exhibit known as ‘Send Silence Packing’ on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center Mall. ‘Send Silence Packing’ is an exhibit filled with 1,100 backpacks to represent the amount of college students lost to sui...

Creativity meets mental health awareness

Creativity meets mental health awareness

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

April 15, 2019

This past week the of the UW-Whitewater chapter of Active Minds gave students a chance to tell their own mental health story in a unique way. The Mental Health Monologues included different acts put on by various UW-Whitewater students explaining their experiences with a variety of skits, dances, s...

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