Tuesday, March 13, 2018

From the President's Desk
Dear NAMI Four Seasons members and friends,
We have a meet and greet coming next week on Tuesday, March 13, at Iannucci's Italian restaurant. We will conduct our board meeting during our 10% Tuesday fundraiser. See below for details and note the small incentive we will provide for those wishing to learn what we do and those that might need our help or want to help us do our work.
We have an informational meeting on Sunday morning, April 29.
We have a new Family to Family educational course coming up starting April 30th.
Also note below the NAMI Western District Conference in Asheville on Saturday April 28th with no less than 12 breakout sessions! NAMI Four Seasons will have a table there.
Hope to see you at Iannucci's.
Richard Adelmann
NAMI Four Seasons

Eat in or take out all day and  Iannucci's will donate 
a percentage of the proceeds to NAMI.

If you would like to d iscover the work we do in our community, meet the NAMI Board or volunteer, come in between 5:00 and 7:30pm. 
To show our appreciation NAMI will contribute up to $10 per person/family toward your meal. 

Tuesday, March 13th
1508 Asheville Hwy Hendersonville
( a mile north of town on Route 25)


Mondays & Thursdays  
April 30 - June 4, 2018
Held locally in Hendersonville
6 - 8:30 pm

Advance registration required by Wed. April 25
Call Charlie: 828-768-4895
The 12-session Family-to-Family Course provides participants with vital Information, insight and understanding of their mentally ill loved one that many describe as life changing.
The classes are very informative and can help family members/friends understand and empathize with their loved one. Classes provide information on medications, new treatment options, handling crises, communication techniques, self-care and more.
Class size is limited so don't delay! 

Sunday, April 29
9 -10:15am  

First Congregational Church
1735 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville

            Anxiety Disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. Developing an anxiety disorder late in life, while common, is not a normal part of aging.  In this discussion, we will look at current theories surrounding anxiety, the different types of anxiety disorders, evidence-based treatments, and tips on how to manage symptoms of anxiety.
            Rebecca Sharp-Cassanego is the team Lead for the Vaya Health Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team. Over the past 36 years, Rebecca has worked in multiple settings, including mental health and substance abuse.  She has a passion for education and especially likes working with older adults around mental health issues such as dementia. Rebecca says, "Understanding the disease process no matter what the diagnosis is, positively impacts the well-being of both the individual and their loved ones."

North Carolina 2018 Western District Conference

Through the Lens of Compassion: Responding to Mental Health Issues in Our Community

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeremy G. Richman, Ph.D. 
Registration Deadline: April 14
Registration Fee $40. includes coffee, pastries and lunch

Saturday, April 28, 2018; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
First Baptist Church - 5 Oak Street, Asheville
Breakout sessions! Displays!
Registration is required.
CEU credits available.

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Support Groups in Henderson & Polk Counties
NAMI Family Support Group 
Fourth Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 11:30am at the Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.  
A support group for friends and family members who have a loved one with a mental illness. The facilitators are trained by NAMI North Carolina. 

Grace Lutheran Church
1245 Sixth Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28791
NAMI Connection Support Group 
Second Thursday of every month,  6:30 - 8:00 pm, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Laurel Park.
The NAMI Connection Support Group is a monthly 90-minute support group for people living with mental illness. In the group setting people learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies and offer each other encouragement and understanding. NAMI Connection groups are facilitated  by NAMI trained group leaders who also live with mental illness. Connection groups are open only to adults living with mental illness.  All NAMI services are provided without cost.

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1735 5th Ave West 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 

Park in large lot off 5th Avenue & enter through side door. 
For More Information on Support Groups:  

Board Meeting Schedule 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018: BOD in church library

Tuesday, March 13, 2018: BOD at Iannucci's

Tuesday, May 8, 2018: BOD in church library

Tuesday, July 10, 2018: BOD in church library

Tuesday, September 11, 2018: BOD at Iannucci's

Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Planning, Annual, and Board meetings in church hall.

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1735 Fifth Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Iannucci's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
1508 Asheville Hwy.
Hendersonville, NC 28791

For the most updated information check the NAMI Four Seasons Calendar on our website:  http://namifourseasons.org/

Nearby NAMI's in Western North Carolina
NAMI Western Carolina
Serving Buncombe, Mitchell, Yancey, Madison Counties
NAMI Transylvania 
Serving Transylvania County 

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


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