What We’re Up To: Announcing Our New Partners, Active Minds and the International Bipolar Foundation
July 30, 2013
We’ve been building, testing, editing, redeveloping, and generally working around the clock to make sure 7 Cups of Tea provides the best emotional support experience for our members. Sometimes we’re neck deep in code, but other times, we’re out in the field talking to mental health, wellness, and other community organizations.
It might sound like hyperbole, but there really are many great organizations staffed by awesome people doing amazing work in the emotional health & wellness space. NAMI, Autism Speaks, Alcoholics Anonymous, the American Cancer Society…the list goes on! We think it’s so important to further emotional health awareness, support, and treatment while working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and seeking emotional support. To that end we’re happy to announce our new partners, Active Minds and the International Bipolar Foundation!
About Active Minds
Active Minds is a grass roots college campus organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Currently, Active Minds has more than 350 chapters on campuses across the United States. Chapters are student-run, and offer programs aimed to increase the awareness of mental health related services, as well as provide education and advocacy resources. Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues.
About the International Bipolar Foundation
The International Bipolar Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who have been diagnosed with Bipolar. The mission of the IBF is tri-fold: to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research, to promote and enhance care and support services, and to erase associated stigma through public education. The IBF provides many resources for the Bipolar community, including regular webinars, events, and online materials and other publications.
Our partnerships means that Active Minds and the International Bipolar Foundation can add 7 Cups of Tea to their roster of support services. We’ll be working with Active Minds chapters to help train students on campus to become Listeners, giving them the platform to provide emotional support to other students when they need it. We'll be working with the International Bipolar Foundation to provide peer conversations through their online communities. Listener's who come from Active Minds and the IBF will soon have direct donation buttons on their profiles, so individuals can help support these organizations directly.
Interested in partnering with 7 Cups of Tea? Let us know!