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  • TDMHSAS Funds Five New Community Anti-Drug Coalitions

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 10:26am

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is adding five new community anti-drug coalitions to its statewide network. Coalitions provide information, coordinate resources, and conduct education events with the goal of preventing addiction in their communities.

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  • System of Care in Tennessee Expands to New Area with New Partnership

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 | 09:49am

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is expanding its System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) program into a new, rural area of the state with a new partnership with the Department of Children’s Services (DCS). The addition of a SOCAT site in Lawrenceburg will add eight new counties to the program bringing the total counties reached to 88.

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  • TN Together Campaign Nominated for Regional Emmy Award

    Monday, November 19, 2018 | 08:08am

    The TN Together media campaign to raise awareness about opioid addiction, treatment, recovery, and prevention resources has been nominated in the 33rd Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards. The campaign is one of three entries nominated in the category for Community/Public Service (PSA) Campaign.

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  • TDMHSAS Awards Juvenile Justice Reform Local Diversion Grants

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 02:43pm

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services awarded more than $4 million in Juvenile Justice Reform Local Diversion Grants to six recipients. Grantee agencies along with partners at the state and local levels work will toward the overarching goal providing evidence-based treatment options that reduce out of home placements and help to better serve youth in their community.

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  • September is Recovery Month

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 08:26am

    What does recovery mean to you? For Tennesseans living with mental health and substance abuse issues, recovery is the process through which people are able to live, learn, work, and fully participate in their communities.

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  • Application Period Open for Juvenile Justice Reform Local Diversion Grants

    Monday, August 27, 2018 | 08:44am

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services opened the application period for its first Juvenile Justice Reform Local Diversion Grants. The investment of $4.5 million in recurring funding by Governor Bill Haslam and the General Assembly will go to expand community based-services and training.

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  • TDMHSAS Launches New Fast Facts Web Portal

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 08:31am

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse today unveiled the new Fast Facts data portal. The redesign of this popular feature allows visitors to TN.gov to interact with data that touches all facets of the department’s mission and vision.

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  • Tennessee Selected for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 07:46am

    Tennessee is one of 19 states selected for a new training and support program to improve the social, emotional, and mental health of babies, toddlers, and young children. A group of leaders from several state agencies and other stakeholders led by the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN) will participate in a year-long series of sessions with ZERO TO THREE.

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  • TDMHSAS Awards Alternative Transportation Grant to Madison County

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 12:56pm

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has awarded its first-ever Alternative Transportation Pilot Project grant to Madison County Government. The grant amount of $333,000 will address the transportation requirements of people in need of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.

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  • TDMHSAS Announces SOCAT Expansion Sites

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 11:26am

    A program to support families with children, adolescents, and young adults as they address mental health concerns is expanding into seven new counties. The expansion of the System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) initiative builds on a program that was established in October 2016 by a 4-year, $12 million federal grant.

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