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Active Minds

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
4 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM PST
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Active Minds

Who are we?

Active Minds @ SJSU seeks to bridge cultural gaps in receiving mental health, considering the university's uniquely diverse school with its large pool of underrepresented minorities, first-generation college, and low-income students. Historically, people of color have disproportionately higher rates of suicide and lack accessibility to mental health services. The core cause can be attributed to mental health being considered "taboo" in several cultures,deterring many to seek help. Aligning with Active Minds' mission in dismantling mental health stigma, our funding is necessary for our events promoting the Counseling and Psychological Services available in the Wellness Center. Additional missions include building the future generation of mental healthcare leaders within our club and connecting with Bay Area local nonprofits to ensure students have all resources needed.

Why are we raising the money?

As the Active Minds San Jose State University chapter, we want to represent our beloved school at the national conference in Washington D.C. It will take place in early July, with a comprehensive agenda detailing how we can empower young adults within advocacy, uplift the wellness climate on campus, and build critical leadership skills to prosper as mental health pioneers. In addition, we have the opportunity to band with mental health advocates nationwide, brainstorming innovative ideas to incorporate on-campus. These donations will go towards hotel, traveling, and ticket arrangements. 

The rest of the proceeds will go to our efforts to increase the Counseling and Psychological Services’ visibility on-campus and dismantling mental health stigmas. Such events include our “Send Silence Packing” event, a monumental remembrance of lives lost to suicide.

How can you help?

Join us on our mission on tackling mental health stigmas on-campus, especially with the diverse demographics presented at San Jose State University. By making a gift, you are investing in the wellness of aspiring mental health leaders and the future of Silicon Valley. Click the link to donate and please share our page with your network!

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Allies are individuals who contribute up to $10 and are together in unity to fight mental health stigma. They spread awareness of Active Minds’ mission with compassion.



Soldiers who contribute up to $30 exhibit courage and perseverance in fighting negative stigmas amongst mental health risk factors (age, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)



Advocates who contribute up to $50 pioneer strategies to help individuals not feel alone with their mental health struggles. Not only do these individuals support the Active Minds’ mission but cultivate a community of support.


Stigma Fighter

Stigma fighters who contribute up to $100 demonstrate qualities of passion and focus in destigmatizing mental health, specifically with Active Minds. They inspire others to advocate for change (money to help facilitate events like forums and de-stressing activities like midterm/final seasons)



Ambassadors who contribute up to $500 are innate influencers who strive to spread awareness and build relationships with individuals in the mental health community. They are the face of this mission (contributing to marketing the mission by aiding in fundraising and events to help)



Leaders who contribute up to $750 are innovative, effective at communication and have incredible insight on the vision of mental health. Leaders are a driven force and independent in developing innovative techniques to destigmatize mental health.



Partners who contribute $1000 or more possess traits of respect and dignity, guiding them in committing to goals of changing mental health stigmas. They are motivated individuals who take charge and curate innovations in combating mental health. (Fundraisers, team-building activities, etc)

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