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‘Championship Games’ Planned for Tennesseans with Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions

Monday, September 09, 2013 | 11:03am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) will be holding a Championship Games in Athens, Tenn., on Thursday, September 19, in conjunction with the “My Health, My Choice, My Life” initiative.

The event is open to all Peer Support Centers, Group Homes, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs in Regions 2 & 3 in East Tennessee. (Region 2 covers Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Hamblen, Knox, Louden, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union counties. Region 3 covers Bledsoe, Bradley, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Grundy, Hamilton, Jackson, Macon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Sequatchie, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White counties.)

  • When: From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 19
  • Where: Athens Regional Park in Athens, Tennessee
  • Media Availability: The event will be open for members of the news media to speak with representatives and take photos/video from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.


My Health, My Choice, My Life is a health promotion and wellness initiative for Tennesseans who live with mental health and substance use conditions. My Health, My Choice, My Life provides individuals with self-directed tools, empowering them with the knowledge, skills and resources to improve their overall well-being and resiliency and live healthy and purposeful lives. For more information, go online to

If you have any questions about enrolling members of your Peer Support Center, Group Home, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program or related entity for the event, please contact either Meagan Hinds (865-414-5127, or Mark Bresee (423-313-7944,, the Peer Wellness Coaches who are running the event. All other inquiries should be directed to Michael Rabkin, TDMHSAS Director of Communications, at (615) 532-6597 or

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