Spartanburg, SC (WSPA) – The last mental health segment in May will feature Spartanburg NAMI, a local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Peer Livingroom, part of the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center.
The two entities work together to access and care for the community and its mental and behavioral health needs.
NAMI offers many resources statewide and nationwide with local offices in Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson.
Sharyn Pittman, executive director of the chapter in Spartanburg, said her mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with mental illness and their families. They do so by promoting the availability or effective services and resources, through education, support and advocacy.
The Peer Assistance Lounge functions as an adult-led peer-to-peer program that focuses on hope for promotion and mental health support. These are people who “have been there” or have had experience in a particular area of mental health or with a specific problem, said Jessica Lyles, salon director, also known as the Eubanks Center.
The facilities located at Serpentine Dr in Spartanburg closed the visit during the pandemic, but will open on June 1, 2021. To make an appointment, call (864) 591-3501