Active Minds

Dear IUP Community,

I am very pleased to introduce you of a student organization at IUP that you may be interested in encouraging students to become involved with.  The organization, Active Minds, is the only national organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. The organization has been in existence since 2001 and IUP has had an active chapter on campus now for 2 years.

Both years, IUP has been given a 5 star rating for its enthusiasm in sponsoring events throughout the year aimed to raise awareness about mental illness, educate and encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed. Last year, Active Minds sponsored the production of an educational video which is posted on the home page of the Counseling Center website ( If you are concerned about a student, and think they would benefit from counseling, I would encourage him or her to watch it.

I have been proud to serve as the Advisor for Active Minds, and hope that you will help us spread the word about this wonderful student organization, and encourage students to join.

The website for the National Organization is  My contact email is Our Co-Presidents this year are Jillian Zeitvogel ( and Kimberly Roberts  (


Kim Weiner, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Psychologist
The Counseling Center
Center for Health and Well-Being

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