Interest Meeting

We will be having our first interest meeting Thursday March 29th @ 7:30pm in Heritage Hall room 124. 

We will be showing “The Truth Behind Suicide” and discussing the need for Active Minds on UAB’s campus

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Mental illness affects all types of people

Mental illness, just like any medical condition, affects all types of people including celebrities and other public figures.  If you suffer from a mental health disorder, you are not alone.  People can have a mental health disorder and be extremely successful.

Clinical Depression:

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Pete Wentz

Eating Disorders:

  • Sally Field
  • Meredith Vieria

Anxiety Disorders:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Cameron Diaz

Attempted Suicide:

  • Halle Berry
  • Drew Barrymore

Bipolar Disorder:

  • Robin Williams
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Winston Churchill

Self-Injury:

  • Jonny Depp
  • Angelina Jolie

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Know the Facts: Eating Disorders

5 Facts about Eating Disorders

1. In a given year, 10 million femae and 1 million male Americans live with eating disorders

2. Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or young adulthood.

3. Men experience eating disorders just like women but are less lielly to be diagnosed because this issue is so often considered a stereotypically “female” disorder. 

4. Only 33% of people with anorexia and 6% wiht bulimia receive mental health care

5. Eating disorders are treatable with medication and therapy, including group, family and individual therapy.

If you are suffering from an eating disorder, reach out for help.

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Know the Facts:Depression

 5 Facts about Depression

1. Nearly half of all college students feel so depressed at some point they have trouble functioning.

2. Depression is more common among women than among men. 

3. Men often experience depression differently (they sometimes feel angry and/or agitated) than women.

4. Depression is highly treatable with both anti-depressant medications and therapy.

5. The earlier treatment begins the more effective it can be and the more likely that recurrence can be prevented.

If you begin to experience depression like symptoms reach out for help.

UAB Counseling and Wellness Center: 205-934-5816

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Stress Poll

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Active Minds

Active Minds is an organization that utilizes the student voice in order to rasie awareness about mental health and mental illness.  Each chapter’s mission is to:

1. Increase students’ awareness of mental health issues

2. Provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness

3. Encourages students to seek help as soon as it is needed.

4. Serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

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