Cookie Dough Catering Fundraiser

Hello everybody!
Haverford’s Active Minds Chapter wants to announce our Cookie Dough Catering Fundraiser

This event is meant to help you support your friends through finals while raising money for the Active Minds National Organization, which promotes mental health education and advocacy.You can order servings of edible cookie dough, along with a supportive note, and then we’ll deliver them to your friends! Here are the details…

Ordering Options: 1. Sign-up while we are tabling in the DC, from 11:30-1:30 and 5-7on Monday  4/22 and 5-7 on Tuesday 4/23, and pay by cash or Venmo
2. Sign-up by Venmo (@Rachel-Spitzer)In order for your order to be filled, you MUST include: your friend(s) name and dorm room(s), any note you would like us to write, and your name (if you want the recipient(s) to know who the treat is from). Orders must be sent by 4/24 at 11:59 pm.Price: 1 for $3, 2 for $5, and 5 for $10! Ingredients: vegetable oil, brown sugar, white sugar, almond milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, flour, vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (this recipe is EDIBLE and VEGAN!)

Please reach out if you have any questions!

RECAP: Haverford Days Without Stigma!

by Rachel Spitzer

At the end of November last semester, Haverford’s chapter of Active Minds hosted its first Days without Stigma event to promote mental health awareness. We collected data about perceptions of mental health on campus, common questions, and use of resources. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by our table to share their thoughts and show support for those struggling with mental health! Here’s a recap of our results, in picture form!

Students traced their hands and wrote messages to support the fight against mental health stigma.
Two of our chapter members, Anna and Althea, helped with our tabling activities and gave out stickers and bracelets to participants.

How would you describe your experience with mental health in one word?

To survey students about using CAPS, we asked them to place a mint in one of two jars.

Responses to Our Student Survey

What do you wish others knew about your mental health/illness experience?

  • It’s part of my life and makes it hard, but it helps me know myself better.
  • That it manifests very physically. It tires my body out as the flu would. It’s even worse because it eats away at your mental and psychological state.
  • I wish I could feel more supported
  • That it’s okay to not have great days!
  • I wish people knew that mental health and access to resources changes based on people’s backgrounds (like their race and socioeconomic backgrounds) so it can be really frustrating when people make broad generalizations about mental health.

What level of mental health stigma do you experience at Haverford?

Where should we make improvements to mental health culture at Haverford?