Hear what others are saying about NAMI...
"The Green Bandana Project & being a member of NAMI-UW helps me feel connected to other students on campus by knowing that I am not alone in my struggles with mental health. Thank you NAMI-UW for promoting the movement on our campus — student mental health is extremely important!"
"I know multiple people with mental illnesses, and I've know several people (from my high school) who have died by suicide. I'm part of NAMI because I've seen how mental illness can hurt both individuals and the community, and I think that we need a stronger support system and more awareness about how to cope with mental illnesses."
"I remember during my freshman year I joined so many clubs, hoping to find one that I felt like I genuinely enjoyed and felt like I belonged in, but unfortunately none of them really stuck. Somehow NAMI did not come to my attention until the beginning of my sophomore year, but once I found it, I felt an instant connection and decided that this was going to be the club that I dedicated a lot of my time to. Mental health, well-being, and support is something that is very important to my life, where I am constantly looking for ways, no matter how small, to overall just have an enjoyable life. I found it amazing that there was a community like NAMI that too understood the value in taking care of our well-being and that of others. It is a club that I am very proud to a part of and is a direct reflection of core beliefs I carry within myself, that I hope many others will carry within themselves too."
"I was so fortunate to find NAMI-UW as an incoming Freshman. The members were so welcoming and I immediately felt right at home at the general meetings. As someone who struggles with mental illness, entering the unknown of college was certainly not easy, but NAMI-UW helped ease the transition and I am forever grateful for that."
"I joined NAMI my freshman year second semester and have loved the organization since the first meeting I attended. The speakers have always left me enthralled and the people in the organization are some of the kindest people I have met. NAMI is a place where there is unconditional support even though we don't all know each others' situations which is the beauty behind it."
"What sets NAMI-UW apart is the genuine care and concern that the community has for each other. The organization's leaders and members consistently prioritize creating a supportive environment where everyone feels heard and valued. The community has been there for me during some of my most challenging moments, offering me comfort, resources, and encouragement."
"I really value NAMI's overall message and purpose. I think that raising awareness about mental illness is essential in our ever-changing world. With the increasing amount of technology use, I feel like our society has seen a drastic increase in mental illness. In turn, it is important to know how to navigate these challenges. Experience with mental illness in my family gave me prior knowledge of the NAMI program. Thus, I was ecstatic to find out there was a club on campus. This club overall embodies the destigmatization of mental illness which is vital now in society."
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