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
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 which 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 is an activity that helps students to relieve stress in a soothing and creative way.
Mental Health First Aid Training; the 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 Atlanta from July 15 - 18, 2020.
Give to CSU NAMI On Campus
We encourage financial support for our initiatives through the several fund raisers we are hosting this year. Our student members with the support of the advisors are currently leading the charge to fundraise for specific activities. Below are a list of upcoming activities and fundraisers you can support. All forms of giving including in-kind donations are accepted.
We ask you to be a NAMI Supporter by giving or participating in the following:
CSU NAMI on Campus Virtual Walk, Run, and Ride Fundraiser
September 1 through October 4, 2019
CSU NAMI on Campus Walk for National Mental Health Awareness Month
Hosted by CSU NAMI on Campus and Alumni Affairs
October 11, 2019
Contribute $50 to participate or to sponsor a student to participant. Our goal is 150 participants or sponsors. All sponsors and participants receive a t-shirt and a special token of appreciation.
Call (937) 376-6338 for more details
CSU NAMI Student Members
Brittany Trice, President
Imani Green, Vice President
Izjahana Lewis, Secretary
Joshua Fogle, Treasurer
Victoria Harris, Sergeant of Arms
Imani Greene, Public Relations
Sonia Hunt, Counseling Service Staff
Frances Robinson, Counseling Service Staff