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NAMI Tennessee

Mailing Address:
1101 Kermit Dr. Suite 605
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 800-467-3589 or 866-901-6264
Fax: 615-361-6698

Contact Person: Brenda Stacey-Scott

Email:

Web Site: http://www.namitn.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
NAMI Tennessee is a grassroots, self-help organization dedicated to improving quality of life for Individuals with mental illness, their families and communities. Our mission is accomplished through mutual support, education and advocacy.

Description:
NAMI Tennessee is dedicated to: Enhancing the message of recovery in the state while still offering meaningful support to those who are significantly by mental illness, Encouraging, educating and supporting diverse families; cultivating new partners, Direct involvement with Tennessee Legislature, administration and mental health stakeholders, influencing public policy, improving quality of life for all who are affected by mental illness.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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