Active Minds collects student’s secrets

Active Minds: Post secret | Photo by Mai Urai
Photo by Mai Urai
Active Minds: Post Secret

Viki Muench |Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015; 10:30 a.m.

We all have secrets, and we all have things that set us apart from everyone else. However, sometimes it can feel as though we can’t really share our thoughts and secrets with anyone out of fear to be considered weird or different.

Anyone that feels that way has the chance today to participate in the “Active Minds Post Secret” event at the Evans Atrium between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Amelia Fowler, president of Active Minds, explained how the event works.

“Everyone can take a card and write a secret of any kind. It can be anything, from ‘I’m a ninja’ to ‘I’m lactose intolerant, but I still eat grilled cheese anyway.’ There really are no rules to it,” she said.

At the end of the day, the cards will be put up somewhere at the Spellmann Center for anyone who walks by to see.

“The cards are all anonymous, but by reading everyone’s secrets we want to show that we all have something special about us, and we are all diverse and unique. We want people to feel more comfortable this way,” says Fowler.

Active Minds is an organization that wants to raise awareness for mental health.

“There have been many suicides in colleges and we want to start the conversation about mental health on campus and be a place where students can find help,” says Fowler.

If you need help with anything, contact the Student Counseling & Resource Center at 636 627 2928 or visit the web page for more information.

 

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