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The Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association is Tennessee’s only statewide consumer owned and operated organization with a board of directors and staff composed entirely of individuals with a mental illness. It is an organization that understands and lives the concept of peer-support.

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TMHCA Offers a Free WRAP II Facilitator Training – Knoxville

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TMHCA is offering a Free WRAP Facilitator (WRAP II) Training Consisting of 5 intensive days of workshops.

Location: Horizons Peer Center, 11 Joel Lane, Oak Ridge, TN. 37830

Date:  June 2-6, 2014

Time: 9:00-4:00 CST.

All participants will need to have completed their own WRAP before attending the course

Details:  WRAP II Facilitator Training Knox details

WRAP 2 Course Registration Form Knoxville

Information: Dan Hamer or   Call Dan Hamer at 731 234 2194



WRAP Refresher Course – Nashville

A team in training

TMHCA is offering a FREE WRAP Refresher Course

Place: TAADAS Conference Room

Located at 1321 Murfreesboro Pike,Nashville, TN 37321

June 23-26, 2014.

The class will be from 9:00-4:00 CST.

Link to Details: WRAP REFRESHER JUNE 2014 

Participants will need to send in their WRAP II Facilitator Certificate along with the registration form to be eligible to attend the class.

For information or to proceed with registration please call Dan Hamer   731 234 2194   or email


TMHCA 2014 Statewide Advocacy Conference ” Stand Up – Speak Out”

  TMHCA 2014 Annual Advocacy Conference “Stand Up-Speak Out”

TMHCA’s Statewide Advocacy Conference will be at the world renowned Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Lodge. – Monteagle, TN.

Date:  May 15, 2014

Time: Registration begins at 8am Central, Conference 9am-4pm Central


Location: Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Lodge in Monteagle, TN

 Keynote Speaker: Gina Calhoun: National Director for Wellness and Recovery Education at the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.  Gina attributes her recovery to supportive relationships that choose to focus on “what’s strong” instead of “what’s wrong’; and for the opportunity to work in a supportive environment where she is part of a team making a difference.

Gina Calhoun Bio


Please set up your own transportation before you apply.  No mileage or transportation funding will be provided.  Scholarship includes shared motel room and dinner/entertainment [6-9]  the night of the 14th. Registration to Conference including Breakfast and lunch May 15th.  Application Deadline April 30, 2014

Scholarship Questions:  Ken Barton  615 835 2225  or                                                                                                   Karen Brasher 423 775 3206

For Conference Information Contact Tory Vaughn:    or call  615 835 2220     toll free 888 539 0393

Save the Date. May 15, 2014 TMHCA 26th Statewide Conference ” Stand Up – Speak Out”

Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association’s  26th Statewide Conference “Stand Up – Speak Out”

Date:  May 15, 2014

Location:  Smokehouse Lodge, Best Western. Monteagle Tennessee

Speakers: Gina Calhoun, Lawrence Wilson, Craig Lodge and Courtney Atnip

BRIDGES Training in McMinnville

BRIDGES LOGOBRIDGES Teacher Training (Building Recovery of Individual Dreams & Goals through Education & Support ) is a self-help program that provides education and support to mental health consumers. It is available to adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness. Classes include discussions and exercises to help students apply the information.

This November TMHCA is offering a five day BRIDGES Facilitator Training to equip persons to facilitate support groups. BRIDGES support group meetings provide a structured way for individuals to work with one another to strengthen coping skills and deal with the realities of living with a psychiatric disability.

Training Dates: February 24-28, 2014

Location: 1031 Sparta Street, McMinnville, TN 37110

Continuing Education: 40 CEU’s

No Lunch Provided


For More Information: Contact Karen Brasher at (423) 775 3206 or


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