9/29 Meeting

During last Tuesday’s meeting we had a guest speaker, Lauri Rogers, who spoke to us about suicide and depression. Lauri Rogers, Psy.D. a Senior Psychologist/Coordinator of Clinical Services at Baylor explained that major depression and suicide often go hand in hand. However, you often see other mental health issues such as Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, alcoholism, substance abuse, or head injuries associated with suicide and depression. She also explained the different stressors that college students have on them which often helps reality sink in through the pressure of living away from home, making new friends, all while getting their degree.
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Dr. Rogers explained to us that the counseling center is often the last to see students. Many people don’t reach out for help in fear of stigmas or because they are frozen in anxiety or depression. She pointed out that students are the front line when it comes to helping people with a mental health issue. Dr. Rogers emphasized that we can be the “Hand of Hope, when hope can’t be found”.

We will have a bake sale on October 7th from 8:30 until 2:00pm in the BSB! Hope to see you there!

Our next meeting will be held on October 13 at 5:30pm in BSB C124.

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9/15 Meeting

During last Tuesday’s meeting, we held an open discussion on the various stigmas surrounding depression. We focused on how depression affects students on Baylor’s campus and what we can do to change the usage of stigmas.

Our next meeting will be 9/29 with guest speaker, Lauri Rogers!

9/16 Meeting

During Last Tuesday’s meeting, we had a great discussion about what addiction means, as well as stigmas that are associated with it. We also had a visit from our faculty advisor, Dr. Emma Wood, who works in the counseling center. She told us about her personal experience facing stigmas and the reason she became a clinical psychologist.

Some of the stigmas she talked about were simple things we see every day; one of the most important has to do with using mental health language inappropriately. Often students say “I’m so depressed” or “the weather’s so bipolar today” in a way that downplays the severity of the disorder. In many cases these issues stem from ignorance, which is one of the reasons Active Minds tries to educate students about these disorders.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our bake sale table on Monday!

Our next meeting is September 30th, at 5:30 pm in BSB C123, so we’ll see you then!

Meeting Notes 9/2

Our interest meeting yesterday was a huge success! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a quick summary of what happened.

We introduced this year’s officers – see the “Meet Your Officers” page if you would like to know more about what everyone does. After getting to know each other a little bit, we discussed some of the stigmas and stereotypes about mental health that we’ve noticed around us. We also talked a lot about the upcoming events for this semester, including Drug Day, the bake sale, and Puppy Play Day. Event suggestions are always welcome so don’t hesitate to send one of the officers and email or talk to us in person after the meeting.

Don’t forget that the Webmaster position is currently open. Please email Julian_Aliche@baylor.edu and Sarah_Krennerich@baylor.edu to get more information and an application!

Our next meeting is on Tuesday September 16th at 5:30 pm. We’ll be meeting in the same room as last time, BSB C123. We hope to see you then!

3/19 Meeting and President/VP Elections

If you missed today’s meeting, you should know that we now have a new President and Vice President. Julian Aliche is going to be our President next year and Sarah Krennerich is our new VP!

The other officer positions are open to applications until Friday, so send them in if you’re interested! If you need the application, please email me at Kristin_Waites@baylor.edu and I will send it to you.

Our next meeting is on April 2nd (5:30 pm, BSB 231) and we will be going through an OCD obstacle course that Sarah designed. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and we hope to see you all there! We will also be introducing the rest of our officers for the 2014-2015 school year.

If you have any feedback about the meeting or suggestions about things you would like to see us do, you can comment in the suggestion box below!

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Meeting Suggestion Box 3/5

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3/5 Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting today! We discussed schizophrenia and did some activities to help us understand exactly how it affects people. If you missed the meeting, here are the things we talked about.

Just so you know, here are some of the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia:

2 or more of the following must be present:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech
  • Disorganized/catatonic behavior
  • Negative Symptoms

The announcements from this week include Steppin Out on April 5 and Puppy Play Day on May 3. It you are interested in participating in any of these events, just send me an email (Kristin_Waites@baylor.edu).

2/19 Suggestion Box

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Please submit any comments, suggestions, or any kind of feedback regarding the meeting today. You have seven days to submit comments before the comments close for this post, so please do so within that seven day time frame.

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Thank you and we hope to see you at the meetings next meeting in early March.