Mission Statement:

START is a diverse student directed task force advocating tobacco education, cessation, and policy to empower the campus community and promote good health.

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Student Task force Advocating Reducing Tobacco is a student led club advocating tobacco education, cessation, and policy to promote health and encourage students to take a stand. We aspire to make a difference on campus and in the community. We also have 3 big events each year: Great American Smoke out, Smoke-Free Kiss Event, and Pause for a Cause. If you’re passionate about the cause and would like more information about our club, contact Jasmine Blackburn at jablackb@uci.edu  or visit us on Facebook at START @ UCI and like our page!

IMAGE is a peer group concerned with body image and eating disorders.  If interested in joining IMAGE, please email us at studentwellness@uci.edu.

Mission Statement: The goals of this student task force are to advocate for positive self image and acceptance, to educate through dispelling inaccurate representations of an ideal body and to reduce the prevalence of disordered eating behaviors on the UCI campus.

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What is Active Minds?

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Active Minds is a new student initiative that supports emotional wellness by increasing awareness about mental health issues, promoting access to campus helping services, and planning campus events. Active Minds is national organization founded in 2001 by Alison Malmon, then a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, following the suicide of her older brother, Brian, one year earlier. Brian, also a college student, had been experiencing depression and psychosis for three years but had concealed his symptoms from everyone around him. It is a goal of Active Minds to de-stigmatize mental disorders Active Minds is the only student 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.

Email activemindsatuci@gmail.com or like our Facebook page, Active Minds at UCI, if you are interested in joining. Also, visit activeminds.org for more information!

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