Active Minds

Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.  By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America.

To learn how you can join and support the Active Minds chapter at the University of Maine, please contact president Justine Bouthot (

Meetings are weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the Senior Skulls Room (Memorial Union, 3rd Floor).

Or engage with UMaine Active Minds online:
Facebook (@UMaine Active Minds)
Twitter (@UMOActiveMinds)
Tumblr (@UMaineActiveMinds)
Instagram (@UMaineActiveMinds)

You may also contact the Active Minds adviser, Dr. Kelly Shaw.