July 2012 Newsletter

NAMI Four Seasons Education & General Meeting Saturday, July 21st at 10:15 a.m. at Pardee Educational Center in Blue Ridge Mall. The education program begins at 11 a.m. This month the program is a DVD presentation featuring Bill MacPhee, CEO of SZ Magazine. His personal story of his life dealing with schizophrenia and depression is both poignant and at times funny but clearly demonstrates that there is life and hope after schizophrenia.

Any person dealing with mental illness as an individual, with a family member or friend will find this helpful. The Education meetings are open to all. Call 1-888-955-6264 for more information.



North Carolina ONE Community in Recovery Conference
Benton Convention Center, Winston Salem NC
November 14-15, 2012

This conference will be beneficial to psychologists, psychiatrists, leadership, social workers, counselors, peer support specialists, educators, nurses, individuals with lived experience, family members, administrators, policy makers and service providers.

Sure to be an inspiring and informative event, this conference is designed to foster the continuing growth of the North Carolina Recovery Movement, to teach participants how to get recovery programming up and running in their own communities, to showcase some of the most progressive recovery practices and to bring the community of providers and individuals in Recovery together as students and partners. This conference is also designed to educate and motivate participants to apply principles of Recovery in their personal and professional lives.

*Continuing Education Credits will be available for this conference. More information to follow in our August newsletter


NAMI FS has registered with GoodSearch.com to raise funds. 

GoodSearch donates money to our cause when you search the Internet or shop online. They donate a penny per search to NAMI FS and a % of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons. Go to www.goodsearch.com

Under “Who do you GoodSearch for?” type NAMI Four Seasons then click “verify” then search away!!


NAMI FS has registered with Shucks’ Tiger Pearls Coupon Fundraiser


Are you…or do you know a Clemson Tigers fan? Share a $5 coupon for a Tiger Pearls™ necklace and when you or your friend purchase online at www.yonderways.com using NAMI FS’ special code, you and your friend will save $5 PLUS $5 will be donated to NAMI Four Seasons!  Coupons will be available at the July meeting or shop using code: NFSNC7  




Family-to-Family Education Class – 12 session course begins September 10th – Learn more…..



We’ll now be publishing 3 Full-Issue Newsletters per year. October, February and May – these issues will mailed to all NAMI members in active status.



NAMI Four Seasons knows that effective support groups are a key facet of NAMI’s grassroots organization.


Henderson County
2nd Thursday of every month
5:00pm Pardee Education Center
Blue Ridge Mall
Contact Gail Hollingsworth

4th Saturday of every month.
10:00am Grace Lutheran Church
Corner of Sixth Avenue and Blythe
Contact Bob Anderson

Polk County
Steps to Hope, Columbus, NC
1st Monday of every month
10:00am Steps to Hope, Columbus, NC
Contact Annie Ewing

Support Groups for Adults Living With Mental Illness

Henderson County
2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 430pm
The Sixth Avenue West Clubhouse
Contact Gail

Bi-Polar Support Group (Run by Pardee)
Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm-8:30pm
Pardee Education Center
Contact Lori Johnson

Polk County
Every Thursday evening at 7:00pm
Contact Annie
864-457-7278 or 828-223-1835


Offers support groups and phone support for family members of children and adolescents who have mental illness.

4th Wednesday of every month 8:30am
Contact Donna Reilly

Teen and Young Adult Meeting
2nd Saturday of every month 11:30am
Contact Donna Reilly

NAMI Four Seasons Informational Program

Held at Pardee Education Center Blue Ridge Mall

Open to all those who are living with a mental illness as well as their family members,partners and friends.Interesting and informative programs on varied topics of help and interest to both families and those living with mental illness with speakers and DVD presentations.

3rd Saturday of every month at 10.15am
Includes a short business meeting and social networking
Call 1-888-955-NAMI (6264)



Be prepared in case of a mental health crisis – read complete article here.

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