The United States celebrates February as Black History Month, which is dedicated to observing and learning about the achievements, contributions, identities, and history of African Americans. This February, NAMI North Carolina is excited to recognize the students at one of North Carolina’s outstanding universities, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), for launching a NAMI On Campus club. This is historic, as NCCU’s NAMI On Campus is the first NAMI On Campus at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the state, and reflects NAMI North Carolina’s commitment to greater diversity in its mission.

The college years can be a time of extreme stress for our youth. Transitioning from a familiar environment can be difficult for anyone, especially for those experiencing mental health challenges. NCCU NAMI On Campus will be student-led and will provide a much-needed source of support and camaraderie at such a pivotal time in the life of students at NC Central University. The group will be open to students who live with mental health concerns, are family members or friends of someone who does, and mental health advocates. If you are interested in learning more about NCCU NAMI On Campus, participating, membership, or contributing, please reach out to the campus club leaders, Katherine McKoy, and Zaphenia Jones

For more information on locating or starting a NAMI on Campus club at your school, please contact

Virginia Rodillas at