CSU NAMI ON CAMPUS (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
To promote awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health illness on the 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 for 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 9, 2023, through October 13, 2023, which is National Mental Health Awareness Week and Month. Call (937) 376-6338 for more details (While participating, please participate in a safe method and adhere to current mandates due to Covid 19.)
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 2017/2018 academic year.
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 open to all students, although it will be aimed towards freshmen. It is a way to check on students to see how the semester is going by asking the freshmen about their experience with being away from home, asking if anyone has been feeling stressed, talking about ways to manage stress, and informing them of the counseling services. It’s a great way for students to relate to each other and share similar experiences to keep each other encouraged.
Arts and Crafts: 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.
Healing Through Expression: Mental Health Awareness Theater Production
NAMI Local and National Convention: CSU NAMI on Campus student leaders to attend the upcoming meetings in 2024.
CSU Talk: Campus Mental Health Awareness initiative hosted live.
CSU NAMI on Campus Student Leaders
Kameran Hall, President
Lillian Sanni, Vice President
Jahari Hannah, Secretary
Ravyn Hanna, Treasurer
Prinesha Smith, Sergeant of Arms
Devontay Lewis, Public Relations
Ms. Frances Robinson, Counseling Service Staff
Dr. Sonia Hunt, Counseling Service Staff
Thank you for your support in raising mental health awareness and reducing the stigma on Central State University Campus.