What is Mental Health Parity and Why is it Important? 
Mental health parity means mental illness and substance use conditions must receive the same insurance coverage as physical illness. So if your plan offers unlimited doctor visits for a chronic condition like diabetes, then it must also offer unlimited visits for a mental health condition such as PTSD or anxiety.
Without Mental Health Parity, you are not getting the full range of benefits to which you are entitled.
 What is the Tennessee Parity Project?
 The Tennessee Parity Project is a coalition to promote state-wide public education on mental health parity. TPP engages in grassroots awareness and compliance education, as well as supporting legislative education and action on the issue. 
 For more information contact Bonnie Hannah at
bhannan@namitn.org or 800-467-3589

How NAMI Homefront Helps Our Veterans

NAMI Homefront is a 6-session program designed to address the unique needs of caregivers of a Service Member or Veteran who is dealing with the complex challenges of a mental health condition and is taught by families of Service Members and Veterans who know what the participants are experiencing.

The program is offered entirely free of charge, and all teachers are volunteers.

Donations of any amount are accepted with gratitude.

100% of Heroes for the Homefront donations go directly to programming.

$35 sends one student through program

$75 provides lunch for one class

$250 sends an average class (8 people) through program

$500 trains one teacher

NAMI Homefront teaches how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress
  • Develop the confidence and stamina to support your family member with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
  • Understand current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

Thank you for your support of our Heroes.

And thank you for helping us reach our goal by sharing the campaign by Facebook, Twitter, email, and word of mouth.

To Find Out More About NAMI Homefront
To Find Out How To Become A NAMI Homefront Teacher contact info@namitn.org
Training Opportunity.  January 21 & 22, Nashville, TN 
In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness (IOOV) is so much more than a National Signature program. Consumers (persons diagnosed with mental illness) who are living in recovery learn to tell their life story with maximum impact.  Presenters speak about their challenges, accepting their illness, and treatment that helps. They share the coping skills they have learned and inspire audiences with their successes, hopes and dreams.
Consumer presenters tell their stories of how they have hit the depths of pain and isolation and risen to a state of recovery through treatment, support and belief in themselves. It is a program that has inspired audiences all across the country. The presenters are true heroes.
IOOV is:

  • A presentation by consumers that creates awareness about what is involved in  recovery from mental illness.
  • A powerful anti-stigma tool to change hearts, minds, and attitudes about mental illness.
  • An opportunity for consumers to gain self-confidence, self-esteem, and income while serving as role models for the community.
  • Living proof that recovery from mental illness is an ongoing reality.

Since it's debut in Tennessee in 2006, IOOV has been presented to more than

14,000 individuals.
Call 1-800-467-3589 and ask for Bonnie Hyler for more information or to see if you qualify for this FREE training. 
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NAMI Tennessee is a grass roots, non-profit self-help organization made up of people with mental illness, their families and community members. We are dedicated to improving quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.