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3/31/2014

NAMI Sumner County Launches Second Support Group April 7, 2014 To Provide Caring, Sharing, And Education For Caregivers

NAMI Sumner County is happy to announce that two support groups are now meeting in Hendersonville.  A new group will begin meeting the first Monday of each month beginning April 7 at 7:00 PM at the Trinity Baptist Church (840 Forest Retreat Road (entrance and parking in back).  The other original support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph of Armathea Episcopal Church (103 Country Club Dr. (basement entrance and parking in back).

Jim Briggs, NAMI member, explains, “My wife and I answered a newspaper ad about a year ago regarding With Hope in Mind a eight-class workshop for families dealing with loved ones with mental illness.   The workshop was very helpful and informative but it lasted only eight weeks.   We started going to NAMI’s monthly support/educational meetings which was invaluable, but it was just once a month and we needed more.  I am so glad that NAMI Sumner County is now sponsoring a second group which will give us more opportunities for the support and education needed to help our loved one.”

NAMI Sumner County is made up of friends and family of people with long-term mental illness.  For over twenty years volunteers of NAMI Sumner County have served area residents in times of mental health crisis offering caring, sharing, and education every month.  For those who have loved ones suffering from chronic sadness, anger outbursts, delusions, and other symptoms of mental illness, the support group sponsored by NAMI Sumner County has brought hope through education and understanding. The group also serves Individuals who manage a chronic mental illness. 

To learn more about NAMI Sumner County;s support groups and other programs, please call (615) 594-4070 or email namisumner@namitn.org or visit www.namitn.org .

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