We regularly host advocacy, educational, social (substance free), fundraising, and recruitment events throughout the year. Below, you will find a list of these events which are currently scheduled as well as previously held events; these are listed by semester and year for easy reference.
Spring – 2017
PennApps Hack-a-thon: Behavioral Health Track
January 20-22nd, University of Pennsylvania College of Engineering
We are partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Health IT division to bring a behavioral health track to the 2017 Spring PennApps Hack-a-thon. Over 1400 student hackers will work over the course of the weekend to develop innovative and disruptive solutions to a myriad of issues – including the behavioral health of the country. If you are interested in attending, or providing hackers lived experience information to assist in their hacks, please shoot us an e-mail!
Fall – 2016
Mental Health Film Series: The Anonymous People
November 29th, 7PM-9PM, Cohen Hall Terrace Room
The screening is free, and food and beverage will be provided. Pre-register so that we can get an accurate count for food by clicking here.
Support #PennRecovery – September 28th, 11AM-1PM, Locust Walk
To end National Recovery Month, we will be asking members of the Penn community to sign a banner supporting Recovery! Together, we can show our community that its okay to talk about and support recovery out in the open.
We will be giving out Philadelphia Pretzel Co. pretzels for all who participate!
October 3rd, 11AM-2PM, Locust Walk
We look forward to the day when everyone is comfortable talking about behavioral health disorders.
As far-reaching and widespread as mental health issues are, we don’t talk about them nearly enough. Many of us are ashamed of our mental health struggles, paralyzed by fear, and unsure how to take the first step to speak up about mental health. National Day Without Stigma is that first step.
On Monday, October 3, 2016 Active Minds Penn and Quaker Peer Recovery are joining advocates across the country to spread awareness of mental health and reduce stigma surrounding mental health disorders.
Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis
November 19th, 10AM-1PM, Temple University – Mitten Hall
The Philadelphia Drug Overdose Task Force is teaming up with YPR – Philadelphia, Be a Part of the Conversation, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Prevention Point Philadelphia, and Quaker Peer Recovery to help educate the community and form highlight actions we can all take to stem the tide of substance use disorder and overdose.
Our region is facing the greatest health crisis in recent history.
In 2015 we lost 3,383 Pennsylvanians to drug overdose, up 23% from the year before.
Please join us for a very important conversation to learn:
• how we got here
• how lives have been impacted from the people who have lived it
• what can be done through prevention, intervention, and treatment
Register for the free event here
Past Events – Fall – 2016
2016 National Recovery Month – All of September
We will be participating in the 2016 National Recovery Month for all of September. We will be hosting resource tables, recruitment events, and social activities throughout the month to celebrate recovery. Many of these will take place on Locust Walk at varying times, or in the Philadelphia metro area. Visit us on Facebook, or connect with a QPR student member to learn more.
Penn Spectrum: Panel Discussion on Behavioral Health and Diverse Communities
September 24th, 10:30AM-11:30AM, Houston Hall Bodek Lounge
We will be hosting a Panel Discussion with SP2 Alumni Chad Dion Lassiter, Devin Reaves; CAPS Outreach Coordinator Dr. Meeta Kumar; and Dr. Nisha Botchswey on behavioral health concerns and diverse communities – for the 2016 Penn Spectrum Conference. Registration for students is $10, and we encourage all to register early!
Penn X GradFest – Resource Fair – September 13th, 2016 (11AM-1PM)
We will be providing information and resources on our organization at the 2016 Penn Gradfest on September 13th from 11AM-1PM on the College Green. Come by and visit us to learn more and get involved!
Past Events – Summer – 2016
2016 Tee It Up For Recovery Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner
We are hosting our first fundraiser in partnership with the collegiate recovery communities at St. Joes University, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, as well as Young People in Recovery. If you are interested in golfing in the event, please register with the above link.
Philadelphia Premiere – Generation Found (Previous event held on August 20th, 2016)
The Philadelphia Premier of Generation Found was a phenomenal event for students and the larger Philadelphia community. We hosted over 160 individuals at the premier, as well as special guests Representative John Taylor, Senator Pat Browne, Secretary Gary Tennis, Head of Schools Rebecca Bonner, Director Greg Williams, and musician Matt Butler. Thank you to all who attended and participated in organizing this important event.