CSU NAMI ON CAMPUS (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
To promote awareness and reduce stigma of mental health illness on CSU campus.
1) To promote interest in mental health awareness
2) To inform students and faculty on what mental illnesses are
3) To provide fellowship among students and faculty
4) To host different informative and entertaining events to spread mental health awareness
We ask your support by giving to CSU NAMI On Campus by participating in the following:
CSU NAMI on Campus Virtual Walk, Run, and Ride Fundraiser will take place from
October 1, 2020 through October 10, 2020 which is National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Contribute $25 to participate, sponsor a student listed in roster, or select contribute to donate only. Our minimum goal is 200 participants or sponsors. A 1st and 2nd place prize will be given for most miles walked and 1st and 2nd place prize to the most engaged photo submitted participating in the virtual walk, run, and ride. Call (937) 376-6338 for more details (While participating, please participate in a safe method and adhere to current mandates due to Covid 19.)
CSU NAMI on Campus is providing additional mental health support to CSU students who have been affected by the many pandemics such as Covid 19, social injustice, and the new normal in day to day function including attending classes by social distancing. CSU NAMI on Campus students are apart of the planning of a Theater Production that will provide a healing environment to help students to be resilient in moving forward. All forms of giving including in-kind donations are accepted.
Brief History of Student Organization
NAMI on Campus Clubs are peer-led, mental health awareness clubs on college campuses. Student members raise awareness on their campuses about mental health, reduce stigma, and become advocates. Clubs are open to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of their own experiences with mental health or illness. The CSU NAMI on Campus at Central State University was founded in 2016.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
Current Initiatives led by CSU NAMI
Weekly outreach tables: Central State University (CSU) NAMI on Campus inform students about CSU Counseling Services and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). There is a variety of information shared to promote mental health awareness, different types of mental illnesses, and reducing stigma.
Art therapy: activity that helps students to relieve stress in a soothing and creative way.
Mental Health First Aid Training: CSU NAMI on Campus host a mental health first aid training to all students. Many include Resident Advisors and Student Leaders. The training is facilitated by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.
Movie Night: provides a movie with a person who may be dealing with a mental health issue who learns to manage throughout their daily life.
Game Night: provides a fun activity to reduce stress.
Relaxation activity: provides a form of self-care to reduce stress during finals week.
Scavenger Hunt: provide a way to stimulate the mind in a fun way to reduce stress
Peer to Peer Group Sessions: “Let’s Taco ‘Bout It (Taco Tuesday) - This event will be opened to all students, although it will be aimed towards freshmen. It is a way to check on students to see how semester is going by asking the freshmen about their experience with being away from home, ask if anyone has been feeling stressed, talk about ways to manage stress, and inform them of the counseling services. It’s a great way for students to relate to each other and share similar experience to keep each other encourage.
Arts and Craft: To create mason jars to store positive and uplifting quotes. They can also be used as a makeup brush holder, pencil holder, or anything else students can think of. It’ll be a personal gift from yourself, to yourself.
NAMI Convention:(2) CSU NAMI on Campus student leaders to attend the NAMI convention in Washington, DC from June 30, 2021 -July 3, 2021.
CSU NAMI Student Members
Joshua Fogle, President
Imani Green, Vice President
Izjahana Lewis, Secretary
Brittany Trice, Treasurer
Victoria Harris, Public Relations & Sergeant of Arms
Jeffery Ushry, Public Relations
Frances Robinson, Counseling Service Staff
Sonia Hunt, Counseling Service Staff
Thank you for your support to raise mental health awareness an reduce stigma on
The Central State University Division of Institutional Advancement serves as the only official contact for donations to the university and will issue all tax-exempt acknowledgements given directly to the university. Financial contributions should only be made to Central State University. All inquiries about contributions to the university should be directed to the Office of Institutional Advancement, which can be contacted at: 937-376-6294 or 937-376-6347. Thank you for your continuous support of Central State University.