Programs & Services

Some of the many behavioral health programs and services available to children, youth, and their families in Tennessee.


  • TDMHSAS Helpline

    When you’re having trouble getting mental health or substance use services, calling the Helpline offers you and your family access to an advocate who will listen to your concerns and provide information about available resources in your area.

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  • Peer Recovery Call Center

    Are you someone who struggles with mental illness and/or substance abuse? Would you like to talk to someone who understands? Call the Peer Recovery Call Center. The Peer Recovery Call Center helps those who struggle with mental illness or substance abuse.

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  • RIP: Regional Intervention Program

    The Regional Intervention Program (RIP) is a parent-implemented, professionally-supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors.

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  • Erase the Stigma

    Erase the Stigma is a free program that provides education about mental illness. By providing education, Erase the Stigma offers helps understanding of mental illness and reduces the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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  • Homeless Services for Children & Youth

    Children and youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) who experience homelessness can receive help to secure housing and keep the family intact.

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  • Helping Children at Mountain View Elementary School

    Community-based assessment, referral, and coordination of care services are provided through the use of a school-based System of Care coordinator and local team made of community partners and parents.

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  • Helping At-Risk Children in Chattanooga

    The Chattanooga Care Connection helps students in the alternative school programs in Hamilton County. Services include prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support delivered from a family-driven perspective.

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  • K-Town Youth Empowerment Network

    The K-Town Youth Empowerment Network is a mental health initiative in Knox County, Tennessee, serving youth who are transitioning to adulthood (ages 12-21) with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families.

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  • Violence and Bullying Prevention

    The Violence and Bullying Prevention program helps children with skill enhancement in empathy building, resilience training, impulse control, decision making, and anger management.

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  • BASIC: Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

    BASIC promotes mental health by identifying children at risk of serious emotional disorders and referring them to treatment.

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  • BASIC: Staff Training

    Training is for staff members of schools, pre-schools, and daycare centers that have Project BASIC. Training is provided through support coaching and employs the Pyramid Model.

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  • Early Connections Network, Help for Children Ages 0 - 5

    The Early Connections Network (ECN) is a System of Care for very young children (ages 0-5) with social, emotional, and behavioral needs and for their families.

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  • School Based Mental Health Liaisons

    School Based Mental Health Liaisons is a program that provides prevention services for children who have or are at-risk for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), behavior problems, or substance use disorders.

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  • Become a Youth Advocate!

    Youth M.O.V.E. councils are groups of Tennessee youth who want to develop campaigns and community service projects about issues that are important to them particularly regarding mental health advocacy.

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  • Respite

    Respite is a break from the constant care of a family member with an illness or disability. Stress from constant care can affect caregivers’ health and functioning and potentially harm the family unit.

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  • Respite for Caregivers

    Planned Respite is a program that helps caregivers of children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and provides some immediately-needed respite.

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  • Help Getting Respite

    Respite Vouchers help caregivers whose children are diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), or who are diagnosed with autism and SED.

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    Vocational Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities gain, maintain, or return to employment.

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  • Emotional Fitness Centers

    Emotional Fitness Centers offer no cost mental health and substance abuse screenings.

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  • Child & Family Mental Health Education

    NAMI Basics and Breaking the Silence provide education regarding mental health issues and stigma. NAMI Basics is for parents or caregivers of children with Serious Emotional Disturbance. Breaking the Silence aims to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness by educating middle and high school students.

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  • Statewide Family Support Network

    The Statewide Family Support Network is a program that supports caregivers of children with Serious Emotional Disturbance across the state of Tennessee.

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