Mental health awareness organization Active Minds recruiting at City College

Leadership, membership opportunities open to all enrolled students

Active Minds volunteers stand together holding signs promoting mental health awareness

Volunteers from national mental health awareness organization Active Minds gather to promote mental health awareness. Photo courtesy of Active Minds

Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief

The San Diego City College Active Minds chapter is recruiting. 

Active Minds, a national organization advocating for and educating about mental health, has 800 chapters at colleges and universities around the United States.

The Active Minds chapter at City, advised by Mental Health counselor Nadia Sayeh, has been active for five years.

“They hold regular meetings, host campus wide events, collaborate with on campus departments or programs and other student led groups,” Sayeh wrote in an email to City Times.

Opportunities for membership and leadership are open to all enrolled students and positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and fundraising chair, communications and social media chair, and outreach chair.

According to Active Minds, more than 15,000 young adults between the ages of 14-25 join the organization each year. 

The study “Strengthening College Students’ Mental Health Knowledge, Awareness, and Helping Behaviors: The Impact of Active Minds, a Peer Mental Health Organization” was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2018 and found the presence of Active Minds at colleges and universities increases positive attitudes about mental health among students.

To learn more about joining the Active Minds chapter at City, contact Mental Health counselor and faculty advisor Nadia Sayeh at [email protected].