Alison Malmon


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Name: Alison Malmon
Organization: Active Minds

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In order to ensure a drastic change in the way young adults experience mental health and mental health disorders, Active Minds seeks to empower students to use their voices to learn, understand, share their stories, and educate their peers about the mental health issues that affect them most.

Active Minds seeks to hold public displays of its innovative Send Silence Packing program: 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. Through these displays, we intend to demonstrate the incidence and impact of college student suicide, and impress upon everyone his/her role in prevention.

In order to ensure a drastic change in the way we address mental health, Active Minds seeks to create and support student-run chapters of mental health awareness groups on every college campus.  By 2010, it seeks to have 300 chapters across the United States.