Tragedy in South Florida

Tragedy in South Florida: UCF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is deeply saddened by the tragedy in South Florida on February 14, 2018. We recognize that this could be a very difficult time for many of our students who are from that area or know others who are from there as well. We want you to know if you or other students are experiencing distress related to this event, or if this event triggered memories of other tragedies in your life, CAPS is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a counselor. If support is needed, please contact us at 407-823-2811 or stop by during business hours. After hours, press #5 for immediate assistance to talk to a therapist. Also, you  are encouraged to utilize our free on-line service TAO Self Help and our handouts for additional support.

Active Minds


Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Through campus-wide events and national programs, 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 on campuses throughout North America.

The Active Minds Vision

To destigmatize mental health disorders by promoting open, enlightened discussion of mental health; and to create a better life for all who suffer. To capitalize on the energy and dedication of young adults in the fight against the stigma that surrounds mental health disorders, and to educate, enlighten, and empower all young adults to ensure their own mental health before it ever reaches a tragic stage.

The Active Minds at UCF Chapter

Each Active Minds chapter plans campus-wide events that work to change the conversation about mental health. By promoting awareness and education, the organization aims to promote a dialogue around mental health, and create a comfortable environment for open discussion of mental health issues. The mission of each chapter is to:

  1. Increase students’ awareness of mental health issues
  2. Provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness
  3. Encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed
  4. Serve as liaison between students and the mental health community

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Active Minds at UCF Chapter, please find Active Minds on Facebook and send a message requesting more information. You can also call CAPS for more information.