A student-led program dedicated to creating stigma-free campuses.
Bring Change to Mind’s Undergrad Program was piloted in 2014 at Indiana University. The program empowered students to create fun educational mental health awareness events and campaigns for the university.
This ultimately encouraged open dialogue and built an inclusive campus climate through providing a range of adaptable anti-stigma materials. BC2M U took part in a four-year, science-based project at Indiana University to test and evaluate this program which proved to be successful.
The findings are published in the August 2019 Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
Why Does Mental Health Matter to Teens?
3⁄4 of mental health disorders start before the age of 24
73% of students report having a mental health crisis
40% of students experiencing mental health concerns seek care
- Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Empowering the Next Generation to End Stigma By Starting the Conversation: Bring Change to Mind and the College Toolbox Project
- BC2M U – Indiana University’s September 2016 to May 2017 Newsletter
- S101 Syllabus: Social Problems and Policies – #stigmasucks: The Interplay of Mental Illness, Media, and Social Change
- Inside IU Bloomington – Campaign Against Mental Health Stigma Focus of Glenn Close’s Campus Visit
- Psychiatric News – College Program May Change Student Attitudes About Mental Illness
- New at IU Bloomington – Starting a conversation: Activities addressing mental illness reduce stigma among college students