National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) On Campus at UT Austin is in its third year of fighting against the stigma on mental illness and promoting mental health awareness and advocacy for all UT students. As a chapter of the greater U.S.-wide NAMI, which is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to helping those with mental health conditions, NAMI On Campus is a powerful tool for promoting health justice to young adults who are at the greatest risk of being diagnosed with a mental health condition. This year for 40 for Forty, please donate to NAMI On Campus so that the organization can assist the Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) on campus. CSR is an incredible source of help and support for those recovering from addiction, and it currently helps NAMI On Campus house their biweekly support groups.
Funds raised will go toward CSR Scholarships for students in recovery or toward student programming. Examples of student programming costs include supplies for artistic or creative programming, food and soft drinks for sober social events, literature and printed materials for educational events or peer support meetings, or to help defray travel costs for students to attend recovery-oriented conferences, personal or professional development opportunities, or to do service work.