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32nd Annual NAMI Tennessee State Convention
will be held  September 27 & 28, 2018

at the Inn at Opryland, Nashville,TN. 

The Deadline for Submission of Workshop Proposals is June 15, 2018.
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The Deadline to Nominate Someone for a NAMI Award is July 13, 2018.
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The Deadline to Submit a Bylaws Change Proposal is May 30, 2018.
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31st Annual NAMI Tennessee State Convention
will be held  September 28 & 29, 2017

at the Inn at Opryland, Nashville,TN. 

This annual gathering brings together NAMI Tennessee members and others in the mental health community from across the state. Two days of educational workshops and inspiring speakers highlight this opportunity to learn from and network with mental health leaders.

Our theme for this year is Engage, Educate, Empower
and will be used as a common thread to connect our workshops, panels, and speakers.

Keynote Speaker
Clark Flatt

Clark Flatt, President of The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI).  Before JFI, He owned an Insurance Company and served the United Methodist Church as a Part-Time minister for small rural churches. He is an Honorary “Life Member” of the American Foot­ball Coaches Association. Mr. Flatt also serves as a Board mem­ ber on NAMI – TN State Board of Directors.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) was founded in October of 1997 after the tragic death of Clark’s youngest son, Jason – age 16, to the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. 

Keynote Speaker
Leon Evans

A passionate and lifelong advocate for improving the quality of mental health care, Leon Evans has worked in hospitals, community organizations, and state agencies throughout his career. As President and CEO of the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio, Texas for over a decade, he developed an award-winning jail diversion program and has become a national leader in improving mental health care through multi-stakeholder collaboration.


Keynote Speaker ~ David Boyle

David Boyle shares of courageous struggle with law enforcement involvement as he journeys through schizophrenia toward wellness and recovery.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

   8:00-9:00         Registration Opens
   9:00-9:45         Welcome and Introductions

Leslie El-Sayad, President,
Jeff Fladen, Executive Director
Marie Williams, TDMHSAS Commissioner
Collaborative Partners: AKA, HOSA, Union College

  9:45-10:45      Keynote Address Clark Flatt
11:00-12:30      AM Workshops
12:30- 2:00       Lunch and Awards
   2:15-3:45       PM Workshops
   3:45-4:00       Break
   4:00-5:00       Plenary Leon Evans

Friday, September 29, 2017

  8:00-  9:00         Registration Open
  9:00-10:00         Morning Plenary — Ryan “Rooster” Lee
10:00-10:15         NAM TN  Programs Overview
10:20-10:30         Break
10:30-12:00         AM Workshops
12:00-  1:15         Lunch and Volunteer Recognition
                               Lunch Speaker — David Boyle
  1:30-  3:00         Workshops – End of Convention

  3:15-  4:15         Annual Membership Meeting, Election of
                             Officers, Voting on Proposed Bylaws

                             *Schedule and Speakers Subject to

31 Years!

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information contact

Annual Meeting of the Membership

The 31st Annual Meeting of the NAMI Tennessee Membership will be held
Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:00 pm (CT)
immediately following the conventing of the Annual State Convention.
The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214


Annual Election of Board

Election of new Board of Directors members will take place during the Annual Meeting of the Membership.


Bylaws Revision Proposals
In accordance with our Bylaws, the Board of Directors has received suggestions for revisions to our Bylaws and is forwarding them to the membership for discussion and voting at the Annual Meeting of the Membership


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