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NAMI TENNESSEE

CAMPAIGN FOR THE MIND OF AMERICA IN TENNESSEE

2005

 

NAMI Tennessee’s Campaign for the Mind of America is a grassroots partnership initiative to increase access to mental health treatment and services by offering solutions to public policy challenges at the federal, state, and local levels. The Campaign highlights solutions while underscoring the unintended economic and personal consequences of policy failures. Nearly 125,000 of Tennessee’s adult and children residents are living with a mental illness.

As part of the campaign, NAMI Tennessee has released A “Shared State” of Mind: Finding Solutions for Funding of Mental Health Services in Tennessee. This report coincides with the recent proposals to eliminate coverage for close to 30% of people living with mental illness currently on TennCare. This proposal will dramatically reduce access to care for consumer who will remain in the program.

Nationwide, untreated mental illness costs the nation more than $100 billion annually from lost productivity and diverted resources. The Campaign creates unique partnerships among different sectors on the front lines that deal with the crisis including law enforcement, county and city leaders, healthcare professionals, and other community leaders. In tandem with these organizations and leaders, the Campaign will work to underscore the unintended costs and consequences to the community of lack of access to treatment and services for those living with mental illness.

NAMI Tennessee, a NAMI state organization, is a volunteer, non-profit, self-help organization composed of families and friends of persons who have a mental illness and consumers of mental health services. NAMI National, NAMI Tennessee, and the close to 40 affiliates in local communities across the state work together to meet the NAMI mission of support, education, advocacy and research to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their families, and our communities.

Campaign Partners

TenAARP Tennessee

The Honorable W.C. Wharton, Mayor of Shelby County

The Honorable Dan Einstein, Judge Davidson County Mental Health ?Court

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office

American College of Emergency Room Physicians

Tennessee Hospital Association

 


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