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 actwellnesstn.com

Vertava Health 205 Reidhurst Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 (440) 276-3557 https://vertavahealth.com/

A fellowship of family and friends middletnalanon.org

Middle Tennessee Intergroup Association Find a meeting: aanashville.org

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

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

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

PO Box 1270 Monteagle, TN 37356 931-924-8900 bluemonarch.org

405 Smyrna Square Drive Smyrna, TN 37167 615-462-7392 bowdoinrecovery.com

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

1102 Dow Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-7170 branchescounselingcenter.com

1102 Dow Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-7170 branchescounselingcenter.com

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

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

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

877-467-3123 centerstone.org

Multiple locations in Middle Tennessee 888-291-4357 centerstone.org

Multiple locations in Middle Tennessee 888-291-4357 centerstone.org

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

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

1636 Spencer Mill Road Burns, TN 37029 (800) 725-0922 discoveryplace.info

382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917 educareprograms.org

382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917 educareprograms.org

615-383-2115 382 Natchez Street Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-9917 educareprograms.org

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

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

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

900 East Chester Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-3653 jacoa.org

5080 Florence Road Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-410-9260 journeypure.com/locations/tennessee

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

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 mwchc.org

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

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

416 A Medical Center Parkway 37129 615-849-2112 tmhca-tn.org

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

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

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous Heart of Tennessee Area hotascna.org

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

Several locations in Nashville, TN 615-227-3000 neighborhoodhealthtn.org

Plateau Mental Health Center 1200 South Willow Ave. Cookeville, TN 38506 931-432-4123 vbhcs.org/locations/cookeville

Find a meeting palgroup.org

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

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

238 Summar Drive Jackson, TN 38301 1-800-587-3854 wth.org/services/pathways-behavioral-health-services

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

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

1453 Hope Way Murfreesboro, TN 37129 and 351 Quecreek Circle Smyrna, TN 37167 615-893-9390 hopeclnc.org

Are you struggling with substance use?

Addiction and Mental Health Referrals

Call or Text the Tennessee REDLINE