Child & Adolescent Action Center

Raising Mental Health
Awareness on Campus

Raising Mental Health Awareness
Educate Yourself and Educate Others Presentation for college campuses

NAMI released a comprehensive toolkit about raising mental health awareness for all college students to use on their campuses.


NAMI released a comprehensive survey, College Students Speak, detailing college students' lived experiences with mental illness on campus.

Youth and Young Adults

NAMI on Campus 
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. NAMI on Campus clubs aim to address the mental health needs of all students so they have positive, successful and fun college experiences.

StrengthofUs is a NAMI developed social networking community for young adults with mental illness. Users provide support by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting to “The Wire” and sharing videos, photos and other news.  The site also includes an online resource center that addresses topics young adults have identified as most important to them.

Tip Sheets

Five Tips for Taking Charge of Your Life 
Tips for managing your mental health condition to take charge of your life.

Five Tips on Meeting Someone for the First Time 
Tips for making a great first impression.

Five Tips for Setting and Achieving Goals 
Tips for using your strengths to achieve your goals.

Five Tips for Finding Your Strength 
Tips for finding your inner strength.


Finding Your Strength and Reaching Recovery 
Tips for finding your inner strength on difficult days.

SAMHSA Shares Resources for Young Adults 
SAMHSA put together a comprehensive list of resources for young adults.