The Active Minds Club is a mental health advocacy group dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health and de-stigmatizing mental illness at El Camino College. Active Minds is also a national organization, with thousands of chapters across the nation.
The Active Minds Club will focus on providing information on mental health resources, spreading awareness regarding mental health, and advocating for events geared towards mental health on campus.
By changing the conversation about mental health, we can create a better system for supporting those who need the help, and allow for everyone to acknowledge and take care of their own mental well-being.JOIN THE CONVERSATION TODAY!
De-Stress with Therapy Dogs
Time: 11:00AM- 1:00PM
Dates: February 21st, March 13th, April 24th, & May 29th
On the Health Center Circle
Colorful Mind: Pottery Painting for Mental Health and Creative Expression
Discover the therapeutic world of pottery painting as a means to nurture your mental well-being and unleash your creativity. Our "Colorful Mind" workshop offers a unique and engaging experience where you can engage in the tactile art of pottery painting, tapping into its calming and expressive qualities.
Presented by the Active Minds Club
Tuesday, May 28th @ 11:30AM- 12:30PM on the Health Center Circle
On April 4th, 2022 El Camino College hosted Active Minds and the Send Silence Packing display. This display had over 600 backpacks with stories of individuals that died by suicide. Not only was the display impactful to many, but it brought awareness of mental health to El Camino College. These past few years have been hard on all of us, and we want every student and also staff to know that there are resources for everyone.
Present at the event were the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the LQBTQ Center of Long Beach, and Asian American Drug Abuse Program.
Therapy Dogs visited El Camino College three times during the Spring and Summer Semester to help students destress with a pet. We know it’s important to bring events like this to campus in an effort to help our fellow students smile and be mindful of taking time out to do things that make us feel happy!