Student Organizations

Active Minds

About Active Minds

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.

Active Minds is the only student organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses, and Active Minds at UCI is one chapter in a network of over 450 chapters on campuses.

​You can learn more about this national organization at

About Active Minds at UCI as a Chapter

Active Minds at UCI believes that mental health is just as important as physical health and relevant to everyone, therefore, as a group, we aim to:

  • Destigmatize mental health,
  • Increase help-seeking behavior,
  • Promote emotional wellness both on campus and in the community, and
  • Provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness

Active Minds at UCI aims to reach the goals listed above through

  1. Organzing and promoting events centered around mental health education, self-care, and wellness
  2. Coordinating events with local and national mental health organizations to support mental health resources and education within our communities
  3. Changing the conversation about mental health and fighting against stigma

How to Get Involved

Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in joining. You can email us at Like our page Facebook page, Active Minds at UCI, and follow us on Instagram, @activemindsatuci, to keep up with the work we do.