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 of a mental health provider: 

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient Counseling

TrustPoint Hospital

WeCARE Admin Jun 02, 2020

1009 N. Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129 877-810-6140 trustpointhospital.com

Volunteer Behavioral Health The Guidance Center

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

Volunteer Behavioral Health The Guidance Center 2126 North Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-898-0771 vbhcs.org

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital 1601 23rd Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 327-7000 vanderbilthealth.com/psychiatrichospital

TriStar Skyline Madison Campus Behavioral Health Facility

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

TriStar Skyline Madison Campus Behavioral Health Facility 500 Hospital Drive Madison, TN 37115 (615) 769-5000 tristarskylinemadison.com

TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion 2401 Parman Pl Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 342-1450 tristarparthenonpavilion.com

Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital 324 Doolittle Rd, Woodbury, TN 37190 (615) 563-4001 healthcare.ascension.org/Locations/Tennessee/TNNAS/Woodbury-Saint-Thomas-Stones-River-Hospital

Rolling Hills Hospital

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

Rolling Hills Hospital 2014 Quail Hollow Circle Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 807-4059 rollinghillshospital.org

Mental Health Cooperative

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

Mental Health Cooperative 275 Cumberland Bend Nashville, TN 37228 615-726-3340 mhc-tn.org

Lloyd C. Elam

WeCARE Admin May 27, 2020

Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health Center 1005 D. B. Todd Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208 615-327-6255 https://elam-mental-health-center.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

Are you struggling with substance use?

Addiction and Mental Health Referrals

Call or Text the Tennessee REDLINE