Contributed by: Sarah Savage
Everybody has mental health, yet why talk about it? As the pins below indicate, 1 in 4 people are living with a diagnosable mental illness. The data is even more alarming when you focus on college campuses where 1,100 college students die by suicide each year. This data can be found on the Active Minds website.
Speaking about Active Minds...Simmons has a chapter here on campus that meets on Monday evenings at 7pm in Quadside on the Residential Campus, but what is it? Active Minds is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental health. The Simmons Chapter has been nationally recognized as a 5-star chapter in areas such as the events they hold!