NAMI on Campus
NAMI on Campus at Heartland Community College is a student-led organization that tackles mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocacy. This organization is open to all students, whether they have a mental health condition, are a family member or friend or have an interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus at HCC aims to address the mental health needs of all students, so they have positive, successful and rewarding college experiences.
A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34
If you need support please contact Student Counseling Services
If in crisis Call 211 for Path Crisis Hotline.
NAMI National Website: https://nami.org/Home
NAMI Mid-Central IL Website: http://www.namimidcentral.org/'
Virtual Self Assements: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/
Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition.
- People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult.
- Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States.
- Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the U.S. who need services and treatment get the help they need.
- The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youth ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans.
Take a quiz to see how stigma affects your life, and pledge to be stigma free!
Contact Counseling Facilitator Amy Jeck