b'FROM OUR NAMI TENNESSEE PRESIDENT 2022 Our Year in ReviewIt has been another unique year for NAMI Tennessee and the mental health system. We have seensignificantgrowth, both in our funding and the services that we are able to offer. At the same time, wearestilldealing with COVID and its effectsonthehealthoftheoneswe care for,aswellitseffecton servicedelivery.Through thepositives and unique challenges of the past year, NAMI Tennessees staff, volunteers, and supporters have continuedto provide leadership above and beyond toachievethe success we experienced in the past year.As we set-tle into our new normal, the challenges facing the mental health community have not subsided, and neither have our efforts to provide exceptional supportAllen Bartelsacross Tennessee. I am very proud of this organization, andI look forward to thePresidentgrowth and new developments of this coming year. NAMI Tennessee2022 YEAR IN REVIEW FUND DRIVEMental health has become even more importantmental health spotlights on local TV. forindividuals,families,andcommunitiesinAs2022drawstoaclose,weembarkonour 2022.Beforethepandemic,1-in-5AmericansYear In Review Fund Drive. Our goal is to raise experiencedamentalhealthissueannually.atleast$10,000,allowingNAMITennessee This number continues to increase as we adjusttoprovideevenmoresupportfreeofcostto tothenewnormal.TheCOVID-19pandemicthose experiencing mental health issues across hascausedglobalprevalenceofanxietyandTennesseebutwecannotdo depressiontoincreasebyYour gift, regardless ofit without your help.25%.Peoplelivingwithmental healthconditionshavebecomeamount, helps ensure thatForexample,agiftof$25/more vulnerable and even moreno individual or family inmonthhelpstotrainindividu-isolated. Tennessee is alone on theirals to share their story with law Thanks to the generosity of ourmental health journey. enforcement who are respond-donors,sponsors,volunteers,ing to a mental health crisis. A and members, NAMI Tennessee has been able togiftof$100/monthsupports continue to support Tennessees mental healthlocal NAMI affiliates and their surrounding com-communitywithmountingandincreasingmunities.Agiftof$250/monthhelpsNAMITN needsandwecancontinuetoofferthisdeliver our signature programs like NAMI Fami-support at no cost, which includes mental healthly-to-Family to families across the state. awarenessinformation,educationclasses, supportgroups,trainingforlawenforcement,You can make your gift online atadvocacy,andevenmoreresources.Overthehttps://bit.ly/NAMITNYearInReviewlast year, NAMI TN directly served over 20,000or by phone to Victoria Rutledge atpeopleandreachedanadditional110,000+629-777-4684.Tennesseans through social media, livestream presentations on Facebook and YouTube, andThank you for your support!'