Minority Mental Health Month


Telehealth Implementation of Trauma Focused Treatment: click here to register

Using History to Make Behavioral Health Services Safer, More Effective and More Equitable: click here to register 

Transitioning from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility in Mental Health Practices: click here to register

Diverse Voices: Intersectional Approaches to Substance Use and Misuse: click here to register  


988 lifeline

Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tennessee Crisis Continuum and 988 Video


The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families, and other partners to improve community responses to
mental health crises.

CIT in Tennessee Video

CIT in Tennessee 2019 Report

  • Call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262).

     TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-852-6262.

  • The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers:

      Phone or text access to professional counselors

      Real-time support and information

      Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


      Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups

      Culturally sensitive support

      Counselors who speak English and Spanish

      Interpreter services in 60 languages


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to an individual that is experiencing signs of mental health and or substance use challenges among adults.

For more information, contact:

Jamila Batts, BSN, MPH, RN

Health Equity Project Manager

Division of Health Disparities Elimination/Office of Minority Health