Sevier County, TN. NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for individuals and families dealing with mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI has members in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country, including Sevier County.
NAMI is devoted to the eradication of mental illness and to the improvement of the quality of life for all ages who are affected by mental illnesses. The local chapter of NAMI meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Sevier County Public Library System Genealogy Annex, 321 Court Avenue, in downtown Sevierville.
On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, NAMI Chairman for Sevier County, Richard Moffet, presented the Sevier County Public Library System with several books for adults and children to supplement the mental health collection for the library system. Some of the books address parenting bipolar children, coping skills for Iraqi veterans, overcoming anxiety for children and a guide to surmounting obsessive-compulsive disorder for children.
The books will be available for use within the next few weeks at the Sevier County Main Library. For more information about NAMI or the new materials, please call Virginia Borrelli at (865) 774-6033.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.