| NAMI Tennessee Toll-free Helpline (800) 467-3589
Call 2-1-1 anywhere in Tennessee to find a mental health provider
DCS (Department of Children's Services)
|Report Child Abuse
||(877) 237-0004|Dental Care
|Housing Within Reach
|East Tennessee Domestic Violence SAFE House
East Tennessee Link House
for Runaway and Homeless Youth
Park Center Consumer Housing Specialist
|(615) 242-3576 x128|
Cedar Walk Community Living Center (Centerstone)
Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, and Wilson Counties
Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association
Memphis Housing Case Manager
Legal (POA, Conservatorship, Guardianship)
Powers of Attorney, Conservatorships and legal guardianships are all ways to help your loved one who requires extra assistance in managing their illness and their lives. Various legal forms are available on the web. You should additionally seek the services of a qualified professional.
Most hospitals have forms to request medical records. Expect to pay for the copies at a reasonable rate. If the medical record is large, for example, your loved one spent a week in the hospital, the cost could range upwards of $50 or more for the complete record depending on how much was done. Keeping medical records is an important part of illness management.
How to Request Your Medical Records
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Available from 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Central)
Monday through Friday
Local (Nashville): 615-532-6700
Suicide prevention plan:
NAMI Tennessee affiliates near you offer support groups for family members and for those with a mental health diagnosis. FIND YOUR AFFILIATE
If you are looking for diagnosis specific support groups, there are many good support groups available on the internet and some organizations like the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance and others offer support groups around the country.
Family Assistance Service Center (615) 743-2000 or (866) 311-4287
Contact DHS at the Family Assistance Service Center about changes to your address, family size or jobs.
TennCare: If you don’t have a way to get to your health care visits, you may be able to get a ride from TennCare. If you need a ride to your health care visits, call your health plan. Try to call at least one week before your health care visit to make sure that you can get a ride. If you change times or cancel your health care visit, you must change or cancel your ride too. You can get help with a ride:
• only for services covered by TennCare, and
• only if you don’t have any other way to get there.
If you are a child under the age of 21, you can have someone ride with you.
For the most up-to-date information about transportation, call your health plan. The number for your health plan is on the back of your TennCare card. Not TennCare: The state of Tennessee is divided into regions. Transporation providers differ from region to region. To find a Rural and Urban Transit Agencies, go here: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tntransit25/transit.html
1101 Kermit Drive Suite 605 • Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 361-6608 • Fax: (615) 361-6698