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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


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

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

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.

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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