University of Minnesota

Mental Health Awareness Day

Active Minds will host the 2016 Mental Health Awareness Day on Monday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will be held in Coffman Union’s Great Hall. Stop in to:

  • check out the mental health resources on campus,
  • pet PAWS therapy animals, External Link
  • visit with student groups that care about mental health (like MSA External Link and de-stress External Link), and
  • grab some free cookies!

The event will feature an empty chair display to represent the 1,100 college students lost to suicide every year in the US. There will be an opportunity to post notes of remembrance and encouragement on the chairs and to fill out an "I Stand Up to Mental Health Stigma Because..." sign for Active Minds' de-stigmatizing campaign.

More information is available on Facebook. External Link If you have questions about the event, feel free to email Active Minds at

Mental Health Awareness Day 2013: Don't Sit In Silence.

The video above is from the 2013 event. Read more about Mental Health Awareness Day in the Minnesota Daily. External Link

Show Your Support

Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental health conditions affect more than one-fourth of U of MN students. Show your support and stand up to stigma.

April 25, 2016 Stand Up to Stigma

Stand up to stigma, and learn about mental health resources on campus.

Don't Sit in Silence, Speak Out

Mental Health Awareness Day

A Mental Health Awareness Day speaker shares her experience.

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