Alison Malmon

     TEMPE, ARIZONA (March 2, 2020) – Delivering a message of turning tragedy into action, Alison Malmon, founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, will present “Changing the Conversation About Mental Health,” March 16 at the Memorial Union Pima Auditorium on the Arizona State University main campus.

Co-sponsoring the event is the SAE Phoenix Alumni chapter. Other co-sponsors include Active Minds, LiveWell@ASU and Devils4Devils.

Malmon defines herself as a sister first. When her big brother Brian died by suicide during her freshman year of college, she was devastated and left with more questions than answers. Why him? Why hadn’t she known how much he was struggling?

She formed a group on the campus at the University of Pennsylvania to give students like herself the platform and tools to change the conversation about mental health. Now, more than 15 years later, Malmon has cultivated that small student group into the internationally recognized nonprofit organization Active Minds.

Malmon shares her story to inspire others to speak out and be heard, to not suffer in silence and to help fight the stigma surrounding mental illness, and continues to inspire audiences with her story and calls to action.

The March 16 event is free and open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m. Register at