August/September 2016 Bulletin 
From the President's Desk:

NAMI Four Seasons is proud to announce that a Crisis
Intervention Team Training, (CIT) took place this month at the Hendersonville Fire Department, 632 Sugarloaf Road. This was the first local training for Hendersonville firefighters and the first in the
23 counties that Smoky Mountain Center covers. Many thanks to Kristen Martin from THRIVE (also a NAMI member) and Hendersonville Fire Chief, Joseph Vindigni for their hard work organizing and adapting this training. Twenty firefighters graduated
from the program.

NAMI Four Seasons needs a Board Treasurer and Vice President. Both of these vacancies need to be filled immediately. Please email if you are interested.

The Council on Aging has an Extra Help Program for those on Medicare who may be struggling to pay for their prescription drugs. The application is easy to complete over the phone, on the internet
or by hand. Call the Pardee Signature Care Center for an appointment or more information, (828) 692-4600.  
Click the box below to visit our website:

NAMI Four Seasons at the  
Apple Festival!

NAMI Four Seasons will be taking part in this year's  
Apple Festival, September 2-5. We have been
selected to attend for all 4 days, ending with the
Labor Day parade on Monday, September 5th.  

If you would like to be part of the fun and help NAMI Four Seasons, we still need volunteers for the booth!

We want to encourage our members to stop by and  we'll be offering
a raffle for a gift basket from The Fresh Market and free tokens will
be available from our booth.

To volunteer contact: Richard Adelmann (845) 742-2751 

Social Events

Potluck Dinner 

Monday, September 19th 6 p.m.

It's potluck supper on Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. NAMI members and friends and those living with mental illness and their families are invited to come.
The Plantation Walk Clubhouse was originally a farmhouse and is a beautiful venue for our late summer potluck. NAMI Four Seasons will provide a tray of sandwich fixings. Bring a dish to share! We need sides, salads and desserts. Enjoy great food and even better conversation!

Directions to Plantation Walk Clubhouse:
From the center of Hendersonville, take 64 west (Brevard Rd.) toward Brevard. Go about one mile to intersection of Blythe and 64, at the corner of Grace Lutheran Church, and turn right. Go about 0.6 of a mile and turn left into Plantation Walk community onto Belvidere Ct. Go straight through first intersection to an immediate left, the turn for the Clubhouse. Drive up the hill to the farmhouse, which is the Clubhouse.

5th Annual Bids & Blues
a benefit event for THRIVE 

Sunday, September 18th 2 p.m.  
Outdoors at the Cove at Highland Lake

Enjoy a summer picnic with great food, beer, wine, a silent auction and fun for the whole family.
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues with Special Guest, Eric Congdon.

This year marks a special milestone for Thrive as they celebrate their 10th anniversary and 5th annual Bids and Blues. We hope you will join us for the celebration!

Tickets can be purchased online or at the event on September 18th. Adults $35, children 6-12 $10, under 5 are free.
NAMI Four Seasons

Saturday, September 24th, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fellowship Hall
Grace Lutheran Church
1245 Sixth Ave West
Hendersonville, NC 28791
We welcome members, friends and health care professionals.
Topics will be fundraising for 2017, events, informational forum ideas, advocacy initiatives and outreach efforts.



Classes begin September 12 and end October 20, 2016

Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location is in Hendersonville.

Advanced registration required:
Call Charlie Moreland: (828) 768-4895

The 12-session Family-to-Family Course provides participants with vital Information, insight and understanding of their mentally ill loved one(s) that many describe as life changing.
The classes are extremely informative and can help family members  understand and empathize with their loved one. The course will provide information on medications, new treatment modalities, handling crises, communication techniques, self- care and more.
Class size is limited so don't delay!

Our Informational Forum for August has been cancelled. We will resume October 18.  


2nd Annual  
Western Regional Recovery Rally  
Saturday, September 10th 10a.m. -  2p.m.

Open-air gym at Lake Junalaska.
FREE admission

All are welcome!

Be part of a positive change. Celebrate National Recovery Month and help to spread the message that people do achieve sustained recovery from alcohol, drugs, mental health concerns and other life challenges.
There will be a Recovery Walk around the lake, guest speakers, and awards for Recovery Champion and Ally of the Year, resources and services from local organizations and much more!
NAMI Four Seasons will have a carpool for anyone interested please call (888)-955-6264 with name and phone contact or email:

"NAMI Smarts for Advocacy" is a hands-on advocacy-training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. 
NAMI Western Carolina will be offering NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Training will be at NAMI Western Carolina offices, upper level of 356 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville. 
There are 2 modules, in Module 1, Telling Your Story, participants will learn just that: how to tell their stories in a compelling way that gets noticed. Module 2 will be Emails and Phone Calls that Policy Makers Remember.
Participants routinely share that they've never been able to condense their story or made a clear "ask," but with NAMI Smarts, they are now able to. And lobbyists who represent NAMI state organizations and mental health coalitions also love this program.
Please phone: 888-955-6264 or email: if you would like to participate. 
For Registration Contact 828-581-0080 or  Registration deadline is October 15th. We must have at least 15 registrants.


Henderson County:
Grace Lutheran Church
1245 Sixth Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Fourth Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

A support group for friends and family members who have a loved one with a mental illness.

Next Meeting is August 27th - Join Us!

For More Information: 
Buncombe County:

"RENEWAL: A New Dual Recovery Support Group"
Sponsored by:

NAMI Western Carolina
356 Biltmore Ave. (Upper level of building - entrance at rear)
Asheville, NC 28801

Second and fourth Wednesdays of every month 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(Next meeting June 22)

Explores the relationship between mental health issues, substance use and sustained recovery.

For more information on support groups in our local area call:

Contact: (828) 505-7353 or 

Radio Programs about Recovery
Recovery Radio
Sundays from 12:00 p.m. -12:30 p.m.
With Kevin Mahoney   
Mindful Emergence
Mondays from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
With Eddie LeShure and Margaret Kirschner

NAMI Four Seasons is a grassroots affiliate of NAMI National and NAMI North Carolina serving
Henderson and Polk Counties. Our mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for families affected by mental illness in our local communities, and to advocate for quality of life without stigma or discrimination. For more information visit our website:

Nami Four Seasons | PO Box 2108 | Hendersonville | NC | 28793-2108