West Tennessee

NAMI Affiliates are where family members, individuals with mental illness, friends, mental health service providers and others gather to offer peer-to-peer support groups, education opportunities, and advocacy at the grassroots, community level.
 

 

 

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West Tennessee currently has NAMI Affiliates in Dyer, Madison, Shelby, Tipton Gibson counties.  We are growing and adding new affiliates all the time. Please check back often.

To learn how you can become an affiliate, contact your Regional Coordinator. 

Regional Coordinator: Mary Sims
Phone: (901) 495-4045
Email: msims@namitn.org

Support Groups In West Tennessee

RegionAffiliateGroup TypeDay of WeekPlatformLocation Address Time Time ZoneContact PersonPhoneEmail
WestMemphisFamily [F]1st ThursdayZoom6:45 PMCTVeronica Black901-725-0305info@nami-memphis.org
WestMemphisFamily [F]3rd ThursdayZoom6:45 PMCTVeronica Black901-725-0305info@nami-memphis.org
WestMemphisPeer [P]2nd ThursdayZoom6:00 PMCTVeronica Black901-725-0305info@nami-memphis.org
WestMemphisPeer [P]4th ThursdayZoom6:00 PMCTVeronica Black901-725-0305info@nami-memphis.org
[F] Family Support Groups: For family & friends of individuals with a mental health condition.    [P] Peer:  For individuals with a mental health condition.    [C] Combined: Family members & Peers

About Our Support Groups 

There are many Zoom support groups throughout the state.  You can attend any that are appropriate for you. View more listings on the East or Middle TN Affiliate Support pages. 

Most NAMI TN Affiliates are following the CDC recommendation to cancel face to face meetings during this unprecedented time of the Corona Virus. Please call the local Affiliate for specific details or alternate plans. Thank you for your understanding.

NAMI Tennessee Educational Classes

There are Classes frequently added during the month offered throughout the state.  Please check back often.

Education is at the heart of what we do. It is an essential part of understanding and coping with mental illness. NAMI Tennessee and its affiliates offer a variety of programs and services directed to individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Tennesseans. Programs are designed to help participants gain a greater understanding of mental illness, cope better, worry less and feel empowered to advocate for better treatment services. Check our schedules often as classes are being added frequently.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Start Date: Jan. 30, 2021
Class Type: Basics
Affiliate: Memphis/Shelby
Availability: Statewide/Zoom
Contact: Denise
Phone: 800-467-3589, ext 313
Register: dstewart@namitn.org


Start Date: Feb. 20, 2021
Class Type: Family to Family Class
Affiliate: Nashville/Davidson
Availability: Statewide/Zoom
Contact: Robin
Phone: 615-891-4724
Register: Call

Start Date: Feb. 27, 2021
Class Type: Family to Family Class
Affiliate: Oak Ridge/Anderson
Availability: Statewide/Zoom
Contact: Kathy
Phone: 865-466-1234
Register: Call
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Start Date: ON-GOING
Class Type: Basics On Demand Class
Affiliate: NAMI National
Availability: Online Program
Register: Click Here
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Start Date: Mar. 8, 2021
Class Type: Family to Family Class
Affiliate: East and West
Availability: Statewide/Zoom
Contact: Mary
Phone: 731-613-8724
Register: Call

About Our Classes

NAMI Family-to-Family: This is an eight workshop program for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of those with a mental illness. It goes into mental illnesses, medications, coping skills, communication skills and self-care strategies.

NAMI Basics: This is a six workshop NAMI signature program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental illness. This class covers illnesses, medication, in-depth documentation with additional resources with forms for the various systems like medical and school.

NAMI Basics on Demand: Our six-session online education program is geared toward individuals with busy schedules who want to take the course at their own pace. Easy to follow interactive videos are available 24/7. This free, online program is for parents, caregivers and others who provide care for youth and young adults with a mental health condition.​

NAMI Homefront: This is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.Available online, learn more here ... NAMI Homefront Online

For more information about our classes, contact us at: info@namitn.org

NAMI Tennessee Teacher Training

There are leadership training classes are added multiple times each year and offered throughout the state.  Please check back often.

 

TEACHER TRAINING SCHEDULE

Start Date: Mar. 26 - 28, 2021
Class Type: Basics Teacher Training
Affiliate: NAMI Tennessee
Availability: Statewide/Zoom
Contact: Denise Stewart
Phone: 800-467-3589 X 313
Email: dstewart@namitn.org
Register: Call/Email

About Our Teacher Training Classes

NAMI Tennessee is committed to teaching LEADERS TO RAISE AWARENESS and increase understanding of mental illness.

NAMI Family-to-Family Program Leader Training: Family to Family is for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of those with a mental illness. It goes into mental illnesses, medications, coping skills, communication skills and self-care strategies. This training is to teach family members and loved ones how to teach the NAMI Family-to-Family classes to other family members and loved ones.

NAMI Basics Program Leader Training: NAMI Basics is a workshop NAMI signature program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental illness. The class covers illnesses, medication, in-depth documentation with additional resources with forms for the various systems like medical and school. This training is to teach parents and caregivers how to teach the NAMI Basics classes to other parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental health condition.

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