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NAMI on Campus – CSUCI

May 10, 2016 2:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

*THE NAMI on Campus CSUCI club is a student-run, student-led organization that provides mental health support, education, and advocacy on campus. Our mission is to improve the lives of students who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, increase awareness of mental health services on campus, and to eliminate the stigma that is related to mental illness.

On May 3rd, our intern John Friedeck was part of NAMI’s Suicide Awareness event on campus.

He writes:

“Suicide is a tragic ending to a troubled individual who just has to reach out. Nobody wants to lose a family member or friend to suicide. During the NAMI on Campus CSUCI suicide awareness event, we had black flags representing the 4700 suicides that happen each year among young adults between the ages of 14 and 24. We also had yellow flags representing CSUCI students who have been personally affected by suicide (they knew somebody who attempted or committed suicide). Don’t be a bystander. Know the facts, the warning signs, and how to intervene at suicidology.org.”

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Student volunteers run a suicide awareness booth

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Black flags represent 1100 suicides by college students each year. Yellow flags represent CI students who are personally affected by suicide.