Tag Archives: MINDS foundation

Reducing the Stigma: Student Discussion Panel

MINDS_panel_flyerFrom Jenn Cummings ’16:

The MINDS Foundation believes that fostering open discussion is one of the best ways to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. Come to hear six of your peers share their experiences with mental health from both academic and personal perspectives and to participate in a discussion about the ways in which mental health can influence the lives of students. Refreshments will be provided.

Event sponsored by The MINDS Foundation and Well-Being House.

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 3:30-5 PM
Place: Usdan 108

The MINDS Foundation Interest Meeting

MINDS-Lotus3From Jenn Cummings ’16:

The MINDS Foundation is a non-profit started by Wes alumni that promotes a grassroots approach to mental health and neurological disorders in rural India. We believe that mental illness is not just US issue- it is a global issue.

Come by if you want to work with the chapter on campus this semester! We’ll be planning fundraising events and events to promote awareness on campus. We’ll also be discussing our next issue of Headspace, an interdisciplinary journal that looks at mental health issues through a diverse array of artistic and scientific media.

There will be chai and/or baked goods.

Date: Sunday, September 21 — today!
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Albritton 107
Website: http://www.mindsfoundation.org/

Interest Meeting for the MINDS Foundation

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Are you passionate about social justice? Do you support the elimination of stigma surrounding mental illness? Do you want to get involved with one of Wesleyan’s proud native nonprofits? If so, Shyam Desai ’15 wants you to check out the MINDS Foundation.

Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Albritton 304
Website: Facebook Event

MUSIC for MINDS @ Brew Bakers

Shyam Desai ’15 writes in:

On Saturday the 17th, The MINDS Foundation will team up with Brew Bakers on Main St. for a day of music and good vibes. Wake up late on Saturday and meander your way to Brew Bakers to get a breakfast sandwich or an extra large coffee— bring a book, or a friend, or multiple friends with books, or multiple books if you’re that type.

We’ll have some chill musical accompaniment to your morning refreshments:

Andrew Pfeiffer ’13 11-12:30

Molly Balsam ’14 12:30 – 2

Daniel Light ’14 2 – 3:30

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10 am –  5 pm
Place: 169 Main St. (Brew Bakers)
Cost: Free (it still costs $$ to get food)

MINDS First Meeting

Alex Cantrell ’14 invites you to get involved with the the MINDS Foundation, a group taking a “grassroots, holistic approach to treating mental illness in rural India,” at its first meeting of the year tomorrow in Allbritton 004. 

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 8 pm
Place: Allbritton 004
Cost: Free
Contact: acantrell(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you’re interested but can’t make it

MINDS Week @ Mondo

From the MINDS Foundation:

Get 10% off on food and $3 drafts and house wine. (10% is being kindly donated to the MINDS Foundation.)

Date: Between today (April 23) and Thursday (April 26)
Time: Wheneva
Place: Mondo
Bring: This voucher. They’re all around campus. Pick one up, just in case.

MINDS Foundation Summer Fellowship Program

Great minds think alike, but great MINDS explore volunteering positions in India. Raghu Appasani ’12 has got the details to put you in a Delhi State of MINDS this summer:

Interested in Volunteering in India this Summer? The MINDS Foundation is now accepting applications for its Summer Fellowship Program. There will be 3 separate programs running in June, July, and August. This summer, you can have the chance to implement an art therapy program, or a mental health education program for children in rural India. Have your own research proposal or program in mind? Contact us. We would love to hear from you.

The Fellowship has already received numerous applicants from other institutions, so make sure to apply by February 19th to get into the first round: send your resume and application to Lennox Byer ’12 at lennoxbyer(at)mindsfoundation(dot)org.

E-mail Raghu Appasani ’12 at rappasani(at)mindsfoundation(dot)org with any questions you may have. Here’s the application.

International Survivors of Suicide Day

Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Would you like to support those that have?

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will bring together thousands of people around the world who are bereaved after a suicide loss to share in a day of healing and support through the thirteenth annual International Survivors of Suicide Day program. A local International Survivors of Suicide Day conference will be held at Wesleyan University on Saturday, November 19, at the Usdan University Center, Room 108. The program will also be available online at www.afsp.org and archived for two years

 To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide Day, visit www.afsp.org, or  call (518) 369-7695 or email Hannah Monk hmonk(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Co-sponsored by Active Minds at Wesleyan, CAPS, the MINDS Foundation, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Place:  Usdan 108

MINDS Foundation Potluck Dinner Saturday – Buy Tickets Now!

The following has been submitted by Lauren Seo ’14, whose middle initial is J:

Hey ya’ll,

If a constant routine of summies and the dan is making you forget what homecooked meals taste like, MINDS is having a potluck dinner Saturday 11/19 to hold you over ’till Thanksgiving break. We have students cooks from all over campus bringing their creations to the table and The Apple Daughters are playing, so come taste what your friends cooked for ya and VOTE on whose dish is most delicious!

Tickets are selling now at USDAN for $8 (<– that’s less than a dinner at usdan or SnC!)
All proceeds go to The MINDS Foundation.

See you there!