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NAMI On Campus


Why NAMI On Campus

NAMI On Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health clubs on high school and college campuses. NAMI On Campus clubs

  • Raise mental health awareness with fairs, walks and candlelit vigils.

  • 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 NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates.

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.


College or High School

Students face many challenges during their transition to high school and college. Academics, clubs, jobs, and new relationships can all be super exciting, but also great stressors if not properly managed. College students may face being far away from home and finding independence they didn't have before. High school students begin to see the horizon of their futures through college prep and career planning. Balancing all of the changes that happen in school can be stressful and challenging.

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Getting Started

Step 1: Get in touch with us with the form below

In order to start a NAMI On Campus Club it is essential that you connect with your local affiliate or state organization. They will be your point of contact for all questions and help provide you with resources and support of the club. Some states may have additional steps to support your club.


Step 2: Complete all campus requirements

Talk with your school's administration about what steps you have to take to establish a club on your campus. Campuses may differ on their policies, so it’s important to get this out of the way to prevent any setbacks later down the road.


Step 3: Secure a faculty advisor

Find a faculty member who can be committed to attending club meetings and events. This advisor should also be comfortable talking about mental health.


Step 4: Secure your club leaders

At a minimum, your NOC club should contain a president, secretary, and a treasurer to help support club meetings and other club related efforts (i.e. events, funding, club materials).


Step 5: Register your Club with NAMI


Once you have completed all setup requirements, you can request the NOC Contact Form from to formally be a part of the growing NAMI On Campus Community! The completion of this form will grant your club access to exclusive NOC materials to help your club get on the right foot to supporting your peers and educating your community.

For any additional questions about getting started, please reach out to

Interested in Starting a Campus Club in Blount County?

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