Active Minds at Kent State University is one of over 500 chapters across the United States, all working with the National Active Minds in Washington, D.C., to change the conversation about mental health. All are welcome to help us reduce stigma around Kent State! If you are interested in becoming a member, please reach out to our president, Kayla Marker, at

Initiatives during COVID-19

We are starting a #selfcarechallenge! During this time it is important to ensure that we are taking care of ourselves as much as we can. The steps are easy.

1. Decorate on a piece of paper #selfcarechallenge.

2. Write something you have done to take care of yourself during this time.

3. Write something that you challenge someone else to do to take care of themselves.

4. Write a mental health resource, if you know one.

5. Finally, tag Active Minds KSU so we know you are engaging with us! (Twitter: @MindsKent Instagram: @KentStateActiveMinds) See some examples below! 

Self Care Challenge, person holding up sign with self care tips
Self Care Challenge, person holding up sign with self care tips
Self Care Challenge, sign with self care tips


Past events:

Active Minds Valentine Day Flyer
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Meditation event
Donate event
Event flyer for upcoming men's mental health discussion
Flyer for Scare Away Stigma event


In the news:

Active Minds Hosts Self Love Event for Valentine's Day by Kelsey Paulus from

Bring Active Minds to Your Campus by Kayla Marker from Active Minds Blog

Active Minds President Shares Her Story on Struggles with Mental Health by Becca Sagaris from

Active Minds Scares Away Stigma of Mental Illness by Ryanne Locker from