HelpLine Resource Directory
NAMI HelpLine volunteers and staff have compiled this directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs.
The resources included in the NAMI National Resource Directory are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 8-session course for families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. To learn more about Family-to-Family visit: https://namitn.org/family-to-family/
Watch this video from NAMI to learn more about Family-to-Family from those in your shoes who have taken the course.
In my Family-to-Family classes, I met men and women from all walks of life, all jobs, all educations, all backgrounds. But we all have this one thing in common. It made me realize that mental illness does not discriminate by social class, race, ethnicity. The wealthy and the poor all feel the same hurt.
--Anonymous Family-to-Family participant
NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
NAMI BASICS CLASSES
NAMI Homefront is a class for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.
Visit HERE for a complete listing of NAMI Tennessee classes and trainings.
NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
NAMI of East Tennessee is in dire need of trained Ending The Silence and In Our Own Voice presenters. Read these program descriptions. If you would like to give back to the mental health community by becoming a presenter, contact NAMI Tennessee Education Director Denise Stewart at 615-361-6608.
NAMI Family & Friends
NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.
The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.
Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
Effective communication strategies
The importance of self-care
Crisis preparation strategies
NAMI and community resources
If you would like to schedule a Family & Friends presentation for your church, class, or community group, please contact NAMI Oak Ridge.
For a complete list of NAMI TN programs, visit HERE.
Announcing NAMI TN With Hope in Mind Support Group Facilitator (Leader) Training
March 4 & 5, 2022 (Virtual)
Thousands of Tennessee families are caring for a loved one with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders and they are seeking Help, Hope and Healing.
We’re seeking family members and loved ones of individuals with mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders who don’t have it down perfect but still want to help others. Are you willing to help? A good listener? Dedicated? Family-oriented? Filled with compassion for others? Focused? Friendly? This training is for you!
Friday, March 4th and Saturday, 5th, 2022. It will be offered virtually from 9am to 4pm Central Time/10am to 5pm Eastern Time each day. Contact Denise Stewart for information and to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-361-6608.