October/November 2016 Bulletin 
From the President's Desk:  
In the year 2000 Mental Health First Aid training was developed by a husband and wife team, Betty Kitchener AM and Professor Tony Jorm. It was an idea born of a need to improve understanding and education of mental health and substance abuse. Since its inception in Australia it has spread to 20 countries and arrived in the United States in 2007. NAMI Four Seasons has organized several Mental Health First Aid classes since 2013 in collaboration with Smoky Mountain Center; now called Vaya Health.
Legislators have finally realized the benefits of this training. The House on Monday September 26, 2016 approved a bill that would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reauthorize mental health first aid training programs.
The chamber approved H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015, by voice vote. The bill would reauthorize a grant program that trains individuals who are likely to be a first responder to a patient experiencing mental illness, such as teachers or police officers. This is definitely a step in the right direction for mental health but still a long way from a solution.

Adrienne Brady
NAMI Four Seasons Board President 
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NAMI Four Seasons will be holding our Annual Meeting, Saturday November 12, 10am-11am, at Fellowship Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, corner of Sixth and Blythe. Please plan to attend.
We will be voting in new board members. Voting information together with the agenda has been mailed to all members. If you plan to attend please bring your voting ballot. If you are not able to attend then please email to   secretary@namifourseasons.org or mail by November 5 to:

 NAMI Four Seasons
P.O. Box 2108
Hendersonville, NC 28793

We will have information on our plans for 2017.
The November board meeting will follow, and all members are welcome. Lunch will be provided.


Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant 
Tuesday, October 25
1508 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC

Phone (828) 693-4300

Come in and enjoy a meal with family and friends, eat at Iannucci's or buy take out and Iannucci's will generously donate a portion of the days proceeds to NAMI Four Seasons!
If you would like to meet the NAMI Board come between 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Hope to see you there! 

November Charity Sale

Saturday November 5th

It's just around the corner!

A great way to fundraise, and, of more importance, a way to spread the word about NAMI Four Seasons and what we do. Please help us: you can sell tickets to friends and co-workers or simply buy one or more for yourself. Tickets will be available at our Informational Meetings or email president@namifourseasons.org  or call (888) 955-6264.
You can use our tickets at any Belk store. Tickets are $5; this amount is taken off your transaction, buy $5 save $5! Each separate transaction requires a ticket. Buy as many tickets as you need.
This is BELK'S busiest day; you may prefer pre-reservation for anything in the store. Pre-reservation begins October 25. Visit your local BELK or go online.
Another way to help: volunteer and take a shift at the Belk store. Bring a friend and help to get the word out about NAMI. Hand out our brochures. Any questions you can't answer? Just refer them to our phone number on the front!
We still have shifts to fill! Call, email or text Richard Adelmann
(845) 742-2751,   richardrich@earthlink.net

Sunday 10/30/16---3pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 11/01/16---4:30pm-6pm, 6pm-7:30pm. If you can take the whole 3 hour shift.
Wednesday 11/2/16---1:30pm-3pm, 3pm-4:30pm or take the whole 3 hour shift
We have found that filling the volunteer shifts is an excellent way to raise more funds for our programs and promote NAMI Four Seasons.

Help make this our best BELK fundraiser yet!


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 November 26th, 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 info@namiwnc.org

We hope to have a NAMI "Connection" support group for those living with mental illness beginning in 2017. 

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

Local Area Happenings
Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Thursday, November 3, 11:30am-1:00pm
"Lunch & Learn - Give now, Give Later, Give & Receive"
CONTACT: Jeannette McGlinsky 828-513-2440
Learn beneficial strategies for leaving a legacy. A Certified Financial Planner will share charitable giving concepts and how simple it can be to leave a lasting legacy to a non-profit organization. RSVP by Oct 31st.

Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement (CIT)
October 31 through November 4
CIT is a class to train law enforcement. Participants learn how to evaluate and de-escalate a crisis situation.
Part of the training is "telling our stories" if you would like to be part of this exceptional training for law enforcement, we need a person living with mental illness, who has had interaction with law enforcement and a family member who has lived with seeing their loved one incarcerated.
We also provide coffee and snacks for the classes and lunch for law enforcement to meet with THRIVE members. If any volunteers would like to help, the side benefit is that you can see the training first hand if you wish. Call: (888) 955-6264 or email:
Pardee Hospital Foundation
Friday, October 28, 11:30am-2:00pm
"Women Helping Women"
COST: $125.00/ticket
CONTACT: Travis Day (828) 233-2700 travis.day@pardeehospital.org
Luncheon to celebrate survivors and raise money for uninsured and under-insured women. Featuring guest speaker Joan Lunden.
El Centro
Sunday, October 30, 3pm-6pm
"3rd Annual Day of the Dead Festival"
COST: FREE (donations accepted)
CONTACT: Evelyn Alarcon (828) 290-7134 evelyn.lac@gmail.com
Free, family friendly event. Multi-cultural with games, costume contest, raffles and prizes! There will be authentic Mexican food and folkloric
Children & Family Resource Center
Saturday, November 5, 6pm-10pm
"Harvest Dinner 2016"
COST: $150.00/ticket
CONTACT: Patrick Bryan (828) 698-0674 patrick@childrenandfamily.org
16th Annual Harvest Dinner with the Stars! Dinner, Silent Auction & Entertainment by local youth.
Hendersonville Civitan Club
Saturday, November 5, 3pm-5pm
"The Big Band Sounds of the Hendersonville Swing Band"
COST: Suggested $10.00 donation
CONTACT: Linda Carter (828) 698-0674 lindac@childrenandfamily.org
The concert is a fundraiser to benefit children with special needs.
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 20, 4pm-8pm
"Youth Orchestra Dinner Concert"
COST: $75.00/ticket
CONTACT: Galen Reuther (828) 698-9380 leegalen@aol.com 
The Hendersonville Symphony League will host a dinner concert performed by the Youth Orchestra as a fund-raiser in support of the Youth Orchestra.
Interfaith Assistance Ministry
Saturday, November 19, 7pm-9pm
"Warmth of Home Benefit Concert"
COST: $10/ticket
CONTACT: Judie Sloan (828) 697-7029 j.carson.sloan@iam-hc.org
An evening of old favorites and new songs performed by Tom Fisch & Terry Wetton. Baked desserts available for purchase. Proceeds provide help with heat for Henderson County families in need.
Four Seasons Compassion for Life Foundation
Friday, December 2, 5:30pm-6:30pm
"26th Annual Tree of Lights"
CONTACT: Michelle Wooley (828) 513-2440 mwooley@fourseasonscfl.org
Our community gathers to remember friends and family we've lost and honor our loved ones who remain. Proceeds from the event support Four Seasons Hospice services.

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