NAMI-UA is a student-run, student-led organization that provides mental health support, education, and advocacy at the University of Arizona. With the leadership of college students, the group is designed to engage and educate campus communities about an issue that merits serious attention, mental illness. NAMI-UA is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by mental illness as well as support and treatment. With student, faculty, and community support we continue to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.
NAMI-UA is campus based but associated with the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, NAMI. Nami was founded in 1979 and has since then spread across the country becoming the top voice for mental illness today. For more information about NAMI or NAMISA, NAMI of Southern Arizona, visit http://www.namisa.org/ and http://www.nami.org/
Every other week there will be the club's group meetings. These meetings will be held to discuss upcoming events and activities, as well as presentations regarding different areas of mental illness. Its never too late to join the club! Please contact anyone of our friendly e-board members for more information.
So far this semester we have had great events and awesome new members!
*Our club took part in Mental Illness Awareness Week on the University of Arizona mall. We had a great turn out and answered many students' questions about mental illness!
*Our club will be having a fundraising percentage night on November 8, 2007 at Boston Market on the Northeast corner of Speedway and Campbell. Come out and join us for a great night of food and fun!
*We recently starting volunteering time at Casa Maria's soup kitchen once a month. Please feel free to visit their website: http://www.casamariatucson.org
*Next- The NAMI Walk being held on March 29th 2008! Mark your calenders and make sure you sign up. More information to come soon :)
More events to come shortly!
Last Update Nov. 2007
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