(Augusta, GA) – Paine College recently become the newest campus chapter of Active Minds, Inc., a network of students from across North America who care deeply about eliminating stigma surrounding mental health and who work tirelessly to spread awareness of this important issue on college campuses.
Active Minds is a National organization designed to empower students to change the perceptions about mental illness and behavioral health on college campuses. It promotes an end to the stigma associated seeking help for emotional and behavioral health problems.
In addition to peer leadership and mental health advocacy, Active Minds encourages research and scholarship. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship program provides an opportunity for students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health. The program is dedicated to supporting behavioral health research by college-aged scholars.
Active Minds at Paine College is organized under the umbrella of Project HARAMBEE: Promoting Help Seeking, Emotional Wellness, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Initiative, funded by the HBCU- Center for Excellence at Morehouse School of Medicine. The advisor is Associate Professor Department of Social Sciences / Behavioral Science Research Institute, Dr. Adeleri Onisegun who is also the Project Director/Principal Investigator for Project Harambee.
For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu, or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821.8322, (803) 524.3195.
Photo caption: Members of the Paine College Active Minds, Inc. organization.