Mental Health

What is Mental Health

According to MentalHealth.gov, emotional, psychological, and social well-being encompasses our mental health.  Mental health problems are common. Many factors contribute to mental health problems including biological factors such as genetics, life experiences such as trauma or abuse, and family history.  
 
A comprehensive list of early warning signs that you or a friend or family member might be struggling with a mental health problem can be found on MentalHealth.gov.  A few of these warning signs are below:   
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little 
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities 
  • Having low or no energy 
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual 
  • Experiencing mood swings 
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others 
Help is available 24/7: 
TN Statewide Mental Health
Crisis Line
855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471)

                   Newly Expanded Behavioral Health Safety Net for Children

Volunteer Behavioral Health Services 
1-877-567-6051 (for first time appointments)

Suicide

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (add hyperlink: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) has
excellent resources for suicide prevention including changing the conversation about suicide. Suicide is preventable.
 
Recognizing the warning signs and being aware of resources are important for preventing
suicide. Warning signs from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline include:
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increasing the use of alcohol and drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings
Help is available 24/7: 
National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

Informational Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Mental Health America

US Department of Health and Human Services
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
 
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

The TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Office of Licensure maintains a public database of licensed facilities. 

Click here or on the link below to check the status of a license: 

1632 Middle Tennessee Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-962-7444

205 Reidhurst Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 888-816-8415

A fellowship of family and friends

Middle Tennessee Intergroup Association  Find a meeting: 

331 North Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-427-7238

(BHG) Nashville 2410 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN  37203 615-311-2575

2410 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN  37203 615-311-2575

PO Box 1270 Monteagle, TN 37356 931-924-8900

405 Smyrna Square Drive Smyrna, TN 37167 615-462-7392  

1410 Donelson Pike Suite A7 Nashville, TN 37217 800-677-8209

1102 Dow Street   Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-7170

1102 Dow Street  Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-7170

P.O. Box 879  Hohenwald, TN 38462  1-800-447-2766   1-800-447-2767

207 Spears Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405 1-877-282-2327 (AT-CADAS) 

1405 W. Baddour Pkwy Suite 101 Lebanon, TN 37087 615-994-1288

877-467-3123

Multiple locations in Middle Tennessee 888-291-4357

Multiple locations in Middle Tennessee 888-291-4357

8283 River Road Pike Nashville, TN 37209 615-352-1757

1636 Spencer Mill Road Burns, TN 37029 800-725-0922

1636 Spencer Mill Road Burns, TN 37029 800-725-0922

Educare 382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917

382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917

Educare 382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917

601 Cumberland Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404 423-266-6751 ext. 1374

InSight Counseling Center  200 East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-383-2115

200 East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-383-2115

900 East Chester Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-3653

5080 Florence Road Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-410-9260

Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health Center 1005 D. B. Todd Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208 615-327-6255

Mental Health Center 1005 D. B. Todd Blvd.  Nashville, TN 37208 615-327-6255   

Behavioral Health Services 739 President Place Smyrna, TN 37167 615-984-4290

P.O. Box 280236 Nashville, TN  37228 615-383-6187

Mental Health Consumers Association  416 A Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-849-2112

416 A Medical Center Parkway 37129 615-849-2112

275 Cumberland Bend Nashville, TN 37228 615-726-3340  

Mental Health Cooperative  275 Cumberland Bend  Nashville, TN 37228  615-726-3340   

275 Cumberland Bend Nashville, TN 37228 615-726-3340  

999 Girl Scout Road Burns, TN 37029   615-913-8493

Heart of Tennessee Area  Find a meeting: 

1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) TN Suicide Prevention Network

Several locations in Nashville, TN 615-227-3000

Plateau Mental Health Center 1200 South Willow Ave.Cookeville, TN 38506 931-432-4123

Park Center 948 Woodland St. Nashville, TN (615) 650-2900

948 Woodland St. Nashville, TN (615) 650-2900

238 Summar Drive Jackson, TN 38301 1-800-587-3854

105 N. James Campbell Blvd. Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-9406

1453 Hope Way Murfreesboro, TN 37129 & 351 Quecreek Circle Smyrna, TN 37167 615-893-9390

Are you struggling with substance use?

Addiction and Mental Health Referrals

Call or Text the Tennessee REDLINE