NAMI ON CAMPUS
Because Mental Health Matters
College is an exciting time--being away from home. experiencing independence, meeting new people, and exploring new things--every day brings new experiences. As a college student, you also have a new level of academic responsibility. Classes and assignments with various due dates can be overwhelming. Balancing all of the changes that happen in college can be stressful and challenging.
Those challenges are even more difficult for the 1 in 5 students who also face a mental health condition. Nearly three-quarters of mental health conditions emerge by age 24, so many college students are facing mental health concerns for the first time, and may not know where to go for support.
NAMI knows that some of the best support a student can receive is from peers. When students connect with one another, they can share common experiences and support each other through the transitions. NAMI on Campus helps make those connections happen.
NAMI on Campus clubs work to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need. Clubs sponsor informative meeting and awareness events. They offer signature NAMI programs through partnerships with our affiliate.
Why NAMI on Campus?
NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health organizations on college campuses. Their mission:
Raise mental health awareness through campus health and wellness events
Educate the campus with presentations, guest speakers and student panels
Advocate for improved mental health services and policies on campus
Support peers with signature NAMI programs and training from our affiliate
As a member of a NAMI on Campus club, you will belong to the largest grassroots mental health organization in America. Club leaders have access to the staff, resources, opportunities and support that comes with being part of this national movement, including opportunities beyond your college years.
NAMI on Campus organizations are open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend, or have an interest in mental health.