Active Minds at Carolina is a service and advocacy organization dedicated to raising awareness for and combating stigma against mental health issues on UNC’s campus and in the Chapel Hill community. Active Minds works to increase students’ awareness of mental health conditions, 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.
Active Minds’ goals include to destigmatize mental health disorders by promoting open, enlightened discussion of mental health and to create a better life for all who suffer. Active Minds begins meetings by talking about how everyone is doing, followed by watching a Ted Talk, listening to a guest speaker, or discussing an issue at UNC. They have three committees that plan projects and events on campus: programming, outreach, and publicity.