NAMI Knoxville Support Groups
First Monday of each month @ Cherokee Health Systems,
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p. m. Dr. Abraham Brietstein leads this monthly session for families and friends of people with mental illness. This class is free of charge
Address: 2018 Western Ave.
Third Tuesday of each month @ First Farragut United Methodist Church,
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Former NAMI Tennessee Executive Director Joyce Judge leads this monthly session for families and friends of people with mental illness. This class is free of charge.
Call 865. 966.4731
Address: 12733 Kingston Pike
Third Thursday of each month @ John T. O'Connor Senior Center. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gerald Segroves leads this monthly session for families and friends of people with mental illness. This class is free of Charge.
Address: 611 Winona St.
NAMI Knoxville Board Meeting.
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month
Friendship House, 526 Lamar St, Knoxville, TN 37917. All are welcome.
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NAMI Knoxville Board Offic ers
President: Ron Morton
Vice President: Judy Evans
Treasurer: Jewell Minnich
Secretary: Pam Coleman
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Talking to friends and family about mental health problems can be an opportunity to provide information, support, and guidance.
Is the person standing next to you mentally ill. He may be and you don't really know for sure. If he is mentally ill, in some people's minds he is more likely to pull out a knife and kill you. If this is so, than I am more likely to pull out a knife and kill you because I have a mental illness.
If I pull out a knife and kill you, does the public have the right to know that I have a mental illness? Yes.
The problem lies in the fact that as human beings we crave a reason for why terrible things happen. So when a horrible human act occurs we call it an illness because there is no other way to understand it.
Unfortunately we paint with a broad brush and the innocents are caught up with the guilty when we consider the dangers related to mental illness.
The media are no different when it comes to understanding why things happen. Even they must search for answers. The problem is that when a person who has a mental illness commits a horrendous act we automatically assume the mental illness is the cause. If a person is texting and driving and in the process kills a family do we assume they have a mental illness?
I would postulate that the more horrendous the act, the more likely we are to assume initially that it is related to mental illness. Whether or not we know it, a rush to judgement damages all people who have mental illness and also hurts their family.
Please join us at our annual meeting and enjoy a screening of the movie C.O.D.E.T
(Correctional Officers De-Escalation Education)
Filmmaker Dixie Gamble gained unprecedented access to a state prison system and interviewed inmates, correctional officers and mental health experts, including Pete Earley, Dr. Xavier Amador, Ron Honberg, and Dr. Ken Duckworth with narration by Steve Lopez, author of the best-selling book that inspired the film The Soloist. CODE is a training film for correctional officers and an educational tool for those concerned about penal institutions, which house millions of mentally ill persons in the U.S. This movie was screened at the National Convention in San Francisco
OCTOBER 22, 2015, 6PM,
St James Episcopal Church
1101 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN
Food and door prizes
Uncertainty and the challenges that military families face can lead to concerns of mental and behavioral health issues.
2015 KNOXVILLE AREA
HOMELESS VETERAN STAND DOWN
AN EVENT FOR OUR VETERANS IN NEED.
September 26th, 2015
National Guard Armory
3300 Sutherland Ave
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions.
Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions.- See more at: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Homefront#sthash.iZO0KXYN.dpuf
WITH HOPE IN MIND CLASSES
Our neighbors at nearby NAMI Oak Ridge soon will be offering a free eight-week education course for families and friends who help support someone with mental illness.
The With Hope in Mind classes will be presented 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. each Monday Aug. 3-Sept. 21 at Ridgeview, 240 W. Tyrone Rd., Oak Ridge. Trained family members will provide students basic education and skills training such as problem management, communication and crisis planning.
Caregivers will be shown understanding and immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of mental illness. They also will hear about the emotional support needed by care providers as they navigate the mental health system.
Preregistration is required. Contact Toni at 865-806-7816 or Danyel at 865-256-1658 for more information and to register
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NAMI Knoxville Support Group: For families and friends of people with mental illness, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike. Free.
With Hope in Mind Support Group: A NAMI Knoxville session for families and friends of people with mental illness, 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, O'Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Free. Info: 865-523-7284.Type your paragraph here.