Tag Archives: MINDS

Mental Health at Wes Panel

From Sonia Max ’17:

This panel is sponsored by MINDS, Active Minds, 8 to-8 and WESupport. These student groups will each speak briefly about their mission and
what they do on campus. The main portion of the event will feature six students speaking about
their experiences of living with mental illness. Topics covered include disordered eating, anxiety, depression and manic depression.

Following the panel we will have period of Q&A and discussion. There will be light refreshments!

Date: Friday, April 24th
Time: 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Place: Albritton 311

Get Your Copy of Headspace in Usdan Tomorrow

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Hot off the press from Faisal Kirdar ’14:
In case you haven’t noticed, Headspace is out and about!
For those unfamiliar, Headspace is an NS&B sponsored student publication created by the MINDS foundation. It examines all topics related to the mind and brain, featuring art, science writing, creative fiction and nonfiction, and more!
Come by Usdan from 12-2 tomorrow for what is likely your last chance to pick one up!
What: Headspace handouts
Where: The tables in Usdan
When: 12-2pm
Cost: None!

October Lineup for the Silver Ribbon Luncheon Series

SRL Series- October Schedule

Did you miss the awesome Active Minds luncheon this past Tuesday with a renown therapist Donna Fish? I did, but I’m abroad. To make sure YOU don’t miss any more opportunities to discuss mental health here at Wesleyan and snag a free lunch, Miranda Orbach ’15 writes in with the October Lineup for the Silver Ribbon Luncheon Series.

The September SRL Series was definitely a success. We had 30-40 people in attendance at each lecture. I’m writing because we are excited to launch the October portion of the Silver Ribbon Luncheon Series. We have a great line up of speakers and topics this month including two professionals from New York City, a CEO of a Connecticut organization and Dean Laura Patey from our very own Wesleyan University. We will be discussing the topics of eating disorders, OCD & anxiety, the deinstitutionalization of mental health care and disability in higher education.

Date: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 12 -1
Place: Usdan 110

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

Shakti presents HOLI


From Nandita Vijayaraghavan ’13 and Lauren Javaly ’15:

Missed it last time? The picture above should fill you in. Holi is the
Festival of Color in India and we’re celebrating it right here at Wes
again this year! If you’ve ever dreamed of showering your friends,
frenemies and/or strangers with colorful powder, Saturday is your day.
Bags of powder are $1 each, and proceeds go to MINDS. There also will
be dancing and water balloons, free of charge. Be sure to get there at
3 to get powder in time for the countdown at 3:30!

Wear white.

When: Saturday (April 27th) 3 – 5pm
Where: Foss Hill
Cost: $1 per bag of powder
Facebook event

Holi T-Shirts on Sale Now

tumblr_mlookmncwO1qcuevmo2_r1_500Lauren Javaly ’15 with information regarding Shakti and MIND’s yearly celebration of Holi:

We are selling t-shirts for Holi (which, by the way, is THIS Saturday
at 3!) during lunch and dinner this week so look for our table in
Usdan (we’ll be hard to miss)

Date: April 22-26
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: $5

MINDS Faculty Panel on Stigma of Mental Illness


Great MINDS think alike… on mental illness? Ha? Take it away, Alicia Gansley ’15:

Join MINDS for a panel on the stigma of mental illness featuring Wesleyan faculty and local health professionals. The event will begin with a short introduction by each of our speakers followed by an informal Q&A moderated by MINDS founder, Raghu Appasani ’12.


  • Dr. Matthew Kurtz, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Wesleyan Univeristy (CAPS)

FREE SNACKS FROM HAVELI in Middletown will be served! Bring your prefrosh!!
Funded by SALD.

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: Fisk Hall 302
Cost: Free! And with free food!

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)

SHOFCO Homecoming Weekend Events

Ari Fishman ’13 beams in:

Homecoming is this weekend; don’t miss out on the awesome events that the Wesleyan chapter of Shining Hope for Communities has planned for you! October 19-20th: Typhoon Fundraiser! October 20th (1:30-2:30pm): WESeminar on Social Entrepreneurship with MINDS and Brighter Dawns!

1) Typhoon (360 Main Street) will be donating 10-15% of all their proceeds made during lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday (October 19th and 20th) to SHOFCO! What an easy way to give back; just take your friends, parents, and visitors down to Main Street for dinner and make a difference in the lives of young Kenyan girls!

2) SHOFCO will be collaborating with MINDS and Brighter Dawns to present the WESeminar for Social Entrepreneurship on Saturday, October 20th from 1:30-2:30 pm at Judd Hall Rm 116! Come learn more about three amazing groups at Wesleyan which are serving the public good all over the world!  We will also be selling beautiful bracelets, bags, and kanga, made by Kenyan women through the SHOFCO Women’s Empowerment Program.

Espwesso Poetwy Weading tonight!

Come check out some great student poets reading original pieces at Espwesso tonight from 9-11!  Part of MINDS and SHOFCO’s benefit weeks at the cafe.


Robby Hardesty ’12
Claire Dougherty ’13
Betsy Sallee ’13
Alek Barkats ’12
Peter Myers ’13
Emily Brown ’12
Josh Krugman ’14
Leia Zidel ’12
Glenn Stowell ’13