What is NAMI On Campus?
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 health. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
NAMI on Campus BGSU works with NAMI National, NAMI Ohio, NAMI Wood County, and other mental health organizations to provide students with crucial mental health information and support resources. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led clubs that tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocating.
Look through our NAMI on Campus FAQ section below to learn more information about the student organization.
NAMI on Campus BGSU FAQs
Time: September 13 @ 6:00 pm – September 13 @ 7:15 pm
NAMI on Campus BGSU aims to support, educate, and advocate for individuals living with a mental illness and their peers. As an on campus organization, we strive to create a space for college students to talk about their mental health and acting as a bridge between the college students and the resources within the community. The age of many college students is a crucial time when it comes to mental health. Most people who live with mental illness are diagnosed by the time they turn 24.
Meetings are biweekly on Mondays from 6-7:15 pm in Education 303. Students can attend in person or via zoom. Use the link below to contact us for more information and to get the zoom link for meetings.
What else can I do to get involved with NAMI?
Intern with us!
The internship positions we offer include:
- Program and Events Intern
- Marketing and Communication Intern
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Intern
The internships we offer are for a variety of majors. Find more information and how to apply for an internship, visit our page on handshake:
Volunteer with us!
We host awareness events that you can volunteer at, in addition to helping us in our office. Due to COVID-19, there may not be as many volunteer opportunities at this time, but we still encourage you to reach out to us if you are interested in volunteering.
Find more opportunities and contact us through our "Get Involved" page.
Want to start a NAMI on Campus near you?
The age of many college students is a crucial time when it comes to mental health. Most people who live with mental illness are diagnosed by the time they turn 24. NAMI supports the unique journey towards mental health and wellness for individuals and families. Our outstanding peer-led programs provide education, skills training and support free of charge to participants. Here are a few examples of how NAMI can bring awareness and support to your college campus:
- Campus Clubs – student-led clubs that work with our local NAMI office. Campus clubs:
- Educate the campus with presentations, guest speakers, and student panels
- Advocate for improved mental health services and policies on campus
- Support peers with national NAMI programs and support groups
- NAMI In Our Own Voice – presentation given by two individuals in recovery sharing their personal mental health journey
- NAMI Support Groups – for individuals with mental health conditions and their family members, led by trained peers
Click the link below to learn more about NAMI On Campus and how they are present at other universities across the country!