Your Monthly News & Updates
April/May 2016 Bulletin


Friday, April 29  
6:30 - 9 p. m.

Opportunity House
1141 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC

You are invited to be a part of the grass roots, non-theatrical release of HEALINGVOICES. This film is "a social action, feature-length documentary which explores experiences commonly labeled as 'psychosis' or 'mental Illness' through the real-life stories of individuals working to overcome extreme mental states and integrate these experiences into their lives in meaningful ways."

NAMI Four Seasons in collaboration with THRIVE and Full Circle Counseling & Wellness as community partners are sponsoring this documentary. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will be utilized to cover the cost of the event. Any extra moneys will be shared and will benefit the participants of the various programs. We hope that the viewing of the documentary will shine light and hope into an area of mental health that is often misunderstood and feared. The panel discussion following the viewing will provide an engaging opportunity for dialogue.

Suggested donation $5 per person.

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Be on the look out for a May Informational Meeting in Polk
Check our
Recovery and the Right to Hope, Happiness and Joy

Speaker: Richie Tannerhill, Peer Trainer at Smoky Mountain LME/MCO

Tuesday, June 14
6 p. m. - 7:30 p. m.
Pardee Signature Care Center
(Inside the mall next to Belk's) 
Blue Ridge Mall
1800 Four Seasons Blvd.
Hendersonville, NC
A charismatic speaker who was named an N.C. Recovery Champion of the year in 2013. He is passionate about recovery because for 27 years drugs and alcohol ruled his life. He has now been free of alcohol and drugs for more than 10 years and is a husband, father, youth pastor and Little League coach.
"Combat Stigma, Promote Wellness, Help in a Crises"

Monday, May 16
8:30 a. m. - 5 p. m.
Blue Ridge Community Health Services
2579 Chimney Rock Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 
Learn the skills you need to help a young person who is struggling with a mental health or substance use concern. Not just for young people. Contact Michelle Tyler 1-800-893-6246, ext. 5125. Register Online:
Social Events

It's potluck...Again!

Following the success of our first potluck, on  
Monday, May 16th at 6 p. m. NAMI Four Seasons and St. James Mental Health Companioning will gather for another festive feast!

NAMI members and Mental Health companions are welcome to bring friends. Please help feed the crowd. We need main dishes, sides, salads and desserts. Email Lisa at to sign up for what you will be bringing.
Directions to potluck, 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.
Consumer Social Hour: The coffee's on us at Jongo Java Friday, April 29, 5 p. m. We'll be at the large table in the back on the right. You can bring a game or activity, or games can be provided. Consumers only. Limit one small coffee, with free refill. 
Community Board Game Night

Hendersonville, NC 28792

Unplug and join us for board game night! We tend toward some of the more obscure games like Smash Up or Dominion, but we're certainly open to other games. Feel free to bring your favorite game to share!
Offered by our friends at Full Circle Counseling and Wellness 

We have several events to celebrate the month and increase awareness about mental health.

Hendersonville Public Library
Acadamy Award Winner
Monday Matinee 
May 9
2 - 4 p. m.

Enjoy this movie for its wonderful writing, cinematography, and musical score.
David Helfgott an Australian pianist is the subject of the 1996 film, which dealt with the pianist's formative years and struggle with mental illness.
Helfgott was portrayed by actors Geoffrey Rush (adult), Noah Taylor (teenager) and Alex Rafalowicz (child).
Geoffrey Rush was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1997 for his performance in the lead role. 

Education Opportunity
"Bridges of Hope" is scheduled for St. James Episcopal Church Adult Christian Formation on May 15 at 10:15 a.m. in the Trinity classroom.

A wonderful power-point presentation which is facilitated by Valerie Holcombe and Gary Cyphers, these volunteers discuss mental illness, explore the role of the faith community in helping people and families suffering from mental illness, and provide current, local resources for further assistance.
The invitation is open to all. For more information about this program or to schedule one in your faith community, contact Valerie Holcombe:
(828)-290-6719 or

Saturday, April 30
ACE Hardware
911 Greenville Highway 

This is one of the busiest days for Carolina ACE Hardware and Garden Center. It's their 8th Annual Anniversary. Great discounts to be had!
WTZQ will be there and there will be live music from Tom Brown.
A portion of the day's profits will be donated to NAMI Four Seasons. We augment the funds by selling baked goods and hot dogs. If you would like to contribute to the bake table offerings, help with cooking/selling hotdogs or work the information table, call, email or text Richard Adelmann,
(845) 742-2751 or (888)-955-6264

Visit Ace Hardware this Saturday for all your home and garden needs. Make this a banner day for the store and a great fundraiser for NAMI Four Seasons!

Benefitting local charities

Saturday, April 30
6 - 10 a. m.
Not one for early morning shopping? Then you can shop and reserve your purchases through Friday April 29. Pickup purchases any time during shopping hours on Saturday, April 30. BELK will hold your reserved purchases for as long as 3 weeks.
Tickets are available at the BELK store or call (888)-955-6264. Tickets are $5. This is instantly redeemed when you make a purchase. You can then enjoy the extra discounts available for the charity event. This is a wonderful sale that helps local charities.
NAMI Four Seasons Support Groups

Henderson County:
Grace Lutheran Church
1245 Sixth Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Fourth Saturday of every month at 10:00am
Polk County:
Polk County Health Department (enter by rear door)
161 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
First Thursday of every month at 5:30pm
Call: Annie Ewing 864-457-7278 
For more information on support groups in our local area call: 1-888-955-6264.
Or visit our website:
5k and 1-Mile Run/Walk

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.
Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC

This is a benefit for PATHS/Pardee Hospital Detox. Contact Patti Frederick-Enloe about this charitable event. Suggested donation: $10. Please make checks payable to Pardee Detox-PATHS.

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