Window project features awareness message for May

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — The Division of Public Safety’s secondary office on Green Street is featuring a Mental Health Awareness Month message for April.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) completed the design and installation. The Division of Public Safety partners with campus organizations to feature public safety-related messages on the front of its office at 505 E. Green St., Champaign. The area is a popular spot for students.

Mental health is a focus for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus throughout the year, but particularly as final exams and the prospect of leaving campus approach.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign makes a diverse set of resources available to all campus community members.

NAMI-UIUC is an official affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationwide grassroots organization dedicated to raising awareness, educating others, and providing support for all those affected by mental illness. The chapter is part of a larger NAMI on Campus initiative, dedicated to achieving these goals specifically at the campus level.

Through support, education, and advocacy on campus, NAMI-UIUC provides students with access to the staff, resources, opportunities, benefits and support of being part of the larger NAMI cause. The group accomplishes these goals by inviting guest speakers to campus, holding forums and other awareness and education events, organizing fundraising opportunities, and setting up various other activities both on and around campus. They also work closely with NAMI Champaign Affiliates, and co-host many events.

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Partner with us!

If you are a member of a campus-affiliated organization and want your safety-related message featured on our window, send an email with your contact information, your affiliation and your idea to

We try to plan our window messages at least a couple months in advance — so the sooner you can get your idea to us, the better!