NAMI on Campus

NAMI on Campus

Because Mental Health Matters

College is an exciting time. From being away from home and finding independence to meeting new people and trying new things, every day brings new experiences. There is also a new level of academic responsibility.  Classes are harder and there is always a due date on the horizon. Balancing all of the changes that happen in college can be stressful and challenging.

Those challenges are even more difficult for the 1 in 5 students who also face a mental health condition.  Nearly three-quarters of mental health conditions emerge by age 24, so many college students are facing mental health concerns for the first time, and may not know where to go for support.

NAMI knows that some of the best support a student can receive is from peers. When students connect with one another, they can share common experiences and support each other through the transitions.  NAMI on Campus helps make those connections happen.

NAMI on Campus clubs work to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need. Clubs hold creative meetings, hold innovative awareness events, and offer signature NAMI programs through partnerships with NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates across the nation.

Why NAMI on Campus?

NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health organizations on 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.

Support Contacts

National NAMI Resource

National Alliance on Mental Illness   Department / Service Phone Notes   Main Phone 703–524–7600 office   Information & Service Center 800–950–6264   TDD 703–516–7227 Telecommunications for the Deaf
www.nami.org

North Carolina

NAMI North Carolina,
309 W. Millbrook Road Ste. 121 / Raleigh, NC 27609-4394
   Department / Service Phone Notes   Main Phone 919–788–0801 office   Helpline 800–451–9682 (NC only)
www.naminc.org

Children and Adolescents

The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundationsm (CABF) is a parent–led, not–for–profit, Web–based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early–onset bipolar disorder.
www.bpkids.org

Teen Health Connection

CMC–NorthPark / 251 Eastway Drive / Charlotte, NC 28213

Providing affordable, accessible physical and mental health services to young men and women, ages 11–21.

BHC CMC–Randolph / 501 Billingsley Road / Charlotte, NC 28211

www.carolinashealthcare.org/services/behavioral/Centers/Randolph.cfm

Department / Service Phone Notes

General Services

704–444–2400 24-hour clinical call center (serving all facilities)

800–418–2065 24-hour clinical call center (serving all facilities)

CriSys, LLC / 5820 E. WT Harris Blvd, Suite 211 / Charlotte, NC 28215

Triage and Referral Call Center
24×7 Screening
Phone: 704-336-6404

429 Billingsley Road / Charlotte, NC 28211–1098

www.charmeck.org/Departments/Area+Mental+Health/Home.htm

 www.teenhealthconnection.org

Colonial Place Three / 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 / Arlington, VA 22201
www.teenhealthconnection.org

 

Carolina Medical Center

CMC – Main (Charlotte) Location:

Mental Health Emergencies: 704-358-2800

Psychiatric Emergency Room

Huntersville: 704-801-4000

Kannapolis: 800-939-5911

Presbyterian Hospital Behavior Health: 704-384-4255

Mobile Crisis Team

Provides residents of Mecklenburg County who are experiencing a mental health crisis assistance and access to supportive Community Resources.  The team is dispatched to provide emergency psychiatric assessment, immediate intervention for family crises, interventions for parents and children and assistance to the hospital or other appropriate psychiatric care.

Mobile Crisis Team:  704–566–3410      FAX 704.537.1226

Charlotte–Mecklenburg Police

Information 919–788–0801 City / County

Emergency 911 (emergency only)

 

InnerVission Inc.

InnerVision Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human service organization dedicated to serving the needs of mentally challenged adults, and operates as a psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) clubhouse. For more information, please contact InnerVision through the information given below.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31083Charlotte, NC 282311
Address: 415 E. 4th St.  Charlotte, NC 282311
Phone: 704–377–5042
Fax: 704–377–5043
www.innervisionnc.org

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