Ohio State Marion brings PostSecretU to campus

News Release Date: 
03.21.14

Active Minds Partners with PostSecret’s Frank Warren for PostSecretU
New Campus-Based Program Opens the Door for Dialogue around Mental Health 

In an effort to create an open and safe forum on campus for students to express secrets, regrets, fears, desires, talents, hidden acts of kindness, or confessions, Active Minds at The Ohio State University at Marion is sponsoring PostSecretU from March 24th – April 4th. The PostSecretU program serves as a gateway to opening the conversation about many of the hopes, dreams, fears, problems and stresses that students are experiencing but might not feel comfortable talking about.

Active Minds PostSecretU is a program of Active Minds, Inc. in cooperation with, and with the support of, Frank Warren, creator of the popular PostSecret blog. This program supports Active Minds’ ongoing efforts to change the perception and conversation about mental health and wellness on college campuses. Many of us carry secrets that we are too embarrassed or ashamed to admit to others.  All too often, these secrets relate to or impact our mental health.  PostSecretU aims to break down the barriers by creating a safe, comfortable and anonymous space to share your secret.

“PostSecretU brings people together and allows those who have felt isolated or alone to connect to a larger group,” says Frank Warren. “It starts a conversation that brings people together.”

Active Minds at Ohio State Marion will be collecting secrets between March 26th and April 4th in Morrill Hall, Alber Student Center, and Suite 100 Maynard Hall.  A display of the secrets will be shown on campus beginning April 9th through the end of the semester, we hope you will stop by to take a look and provide some feedback. It is our hope and intention that this program will help to create a community of support on campus where our peers feel like their thoughts, feelings, and fears matter and can be shared more freely.  

About Active Minds, Inc.
Active Minds, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization and the leading voice in college student mental health.  Active Minds, Inc. supports a rapidly growing network of hundreds of student-run chapters on campuses across North America, like Active Minds at The Ohio State University at Marion. All chapters work towards one goal: to create a campus culture where it is okay to speak openly about mental health and seek help.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Active Minds empowers students to change the conversation about mental health one campus at a time. Learn more at www.ActiveMinds.org.