Mental Health

What is Mental Health

According to, 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  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)


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (add hyperlink: 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
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: 

1102 Dow Street   Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-7170
Multiple locations in Middle Tennessee 888-291-4357
Educare 382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917
InSight Counseling Center  200 East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-383-2115
Lloyd C. Elam 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
Mental Health Consumers Association  416 A Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-849-2112
Mental Health Cooperative  275 Cumberland Bend  Nashville, TN 37228  615-726-3340   
Park Center 948 Woodland St. Nashville, TN (615) 650-2900
1453 Hope Way Murfreesboro, TN 37129 and 351 Quecreek Circle Smyrna, TN 37167 615-893-9390
Rolling Hills Hospital 2014 Quail Hollow Circle Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 807-4059
Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital 324 Doolittle Rd, Woodbury, TN 37190 (615) 563-4001
TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion 2401 Parman Pl Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 342-1450
TriStar Skyline Madison Campus Behavioral Health Facility 500 Hospital Drive Madison, TN 37115 (615) 769-5000
1009 N. Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129 877-810-6140
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital 1601 23rd Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 327-7000
Volunteer Behavioral Health The Guidance Center 2126 North Thompson Lane  Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-898-0771

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Addiction and Mental Health Referrals

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