In May 2012, the Chalk Message Project was given to Active Minds, Inc, the nation's leading mental health and suicide prevention organization for college students.
Originally founded in 2005 and launched nationally in 2009, the Chalk Message Project served for several years as a suicide prevention awareness campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) college students. Over the years, however, we began hearing from college students from all walks of life. Many of these students expressed how the little chalk messages brightened their day during a rough time or helped them feel more connected to their campus. When giving the Chalk Message Project to Active Minds, we decided that the chalk messages could be used to help all college students.
The chalk messages were incorporated into Active Minds' National Day Without Stigma, a program that reaches thousands of college students each year. This program encourages students from all walks of life to speak up about mental health advocacy and care. We believe that the work Active Minds is doing through this program is changing and saving lives. We know that Active Minds was the right home for the Chalk Message Project - and we hope that our past followers will support Active Minds' vision for the chalk messages.
If you would like to participate in National Day Without Stigma or other Active Minds programming, please visit the Active Minds website at: http://activeminds.org. Please note that all future updates will come from their organization.
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