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SUPPORT GROUPS AND ASSISTANCE

Below are names, numbers, and links of organizations and support groups that can help you or your loved ones find help. For help on multicultural resources, click here.

For additional links for more information on mental health in general, click here.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - 532-4000

ADVOCACY

Legal Aid - 244-6610

Patient Advocate at Parthenon Pavilion - 342-2471 – Rose Shaw

Patient Advocate at Vanderbilt Hospital - 327-7085 – Johnny

Woodward TN Justice Center - 255-0331

TN Mental Health Consumers' Association - 800-919-1921 (Middle TN rep is Sandy Opara) or 615-884-0250

TN Protection & Advocacy - 1-800-342-1660 (eligibility determined on individual basis)

AGORAPHOBIA/PANIC ATTACKS

Agoraphobics in Action - call Sharon @316-0036 - First Thursday of each month.

First United Pentecostal Church - 51st and Wyoming, West Nashville

ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION

Nashville Union Mission Ministry - Hope Center - 780-9463.
Free 6 month, in-house drug and alcohol abuse treatment (women only). 1716 Eighth Avenue North.

SISTER Program - 327-6233- African-American mothers living in public housing

Spanish speaking AA Group - 145 Thompson Lane - M-F – 8:00-9:00pm Cumberland Heights - also accepts court ordered domestic violence & DUIs - 353-4305

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE/DEMENTIA

Caregivers Support Group- Third Tuesday of every month from 10:30 -noon. People interested in joining these groups should call the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, 615-269-5355, before attending first meeting.

"Just the Facts…Preparing Alzheimer’s Caregivers" is a six-week course to prepare and inform caregivers for the challenges and joys of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The program is run several times a year in different locations around Middle Tennesssee. Call for dates and times: 615-269-5355.

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Domestic Violence Intervention Center - court ordered (women’s and men’s groups) - 255-0711

Family & Children’s Services – non-court ordered - 327-0833

ANXIETY

Social anxiety support group - (Free) Call Cynthia Brown @327-4275. Meets every 2nd Monday evening.

Recovery Inc. Support group for eradicating panic attacks, anxiety-worries, sleeplessness, fears, etc. Each Thursday @6:00PM - Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Dr. Free. Call 589-9909. Come to the back door with awning over it, downstairs.

AUTISM

Autism Society of America - Middle TN Chapter - Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Laura Loy - Director of Family Resource Center - 615-385-2077

Summer Day Camp at Oak Hill School at First Presbyterian Church, Franklin Rd. - 297-6544.

BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Association of TN - Nashville chapter - 264-3052
TN Dept. of Health

Traumatic Brain injury hotline – 1-800-882-0611; Group - 532 -7770

CHILDREN

Advocacy

STEP - Support and Training for Exceptional Parents - 388-0199

TN Voices For Children - 269-7751, for children with emotional disorders. Family Support groups for children with emotional or behavioral disorders. TN Respite Network-helps families locate services and resources.

Testing

Metropolitan Public Schools of Nashville and Davidson County - 259-8400. Free testing for children with possible learning disabilities.

CLOTHING

Nashville Union Mission Ministry - Family Life Center - 780-9463. Will give clothing, diapers and formula to the community, if available. Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30PM - 3:30PM

DISABILITIES

Disability Information Office - Metro Social Services - 862- 6492

TN Disability Info. & Referral Office - 322-8529

DEPRESSION

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - Depressive, Manic-Depressive Support Groups- National Information: 1-800-826-3632
www.DBSAlliance.org

www.helpfordepression.com - explanation of various treatments for depression

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

YWCA Shelter and Domestic Violence Program - 242-1199 or 1-800-334-4628

Madison Shelter and DV Program - 860-0003

Lebanon Shelter (Wilson Co. Home Safe) - 444-8955

Domestic Violence Intervention Center (formerly PEACE) -
255-0711, Adonis Phillips, Executive Director

TeenPEACE - 255-0711, ext. 110

DROP IN CENTERS FOR CONSUMERS:

Friends Helping Friends - 1617 16th Ave. So. - 269-9536 - M-TH, 12-7PM; closed Fri; Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 1-7PM - Director, Faye Sasser (269-9536). Meals at 4:30PM; free support group for ages 19+.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

Dual Diagnosis Family Support Group - Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month 6:30-7:30PM. Call Roger Stewart -386-3245; followed by a NAMI educational program from 7:30-8:30PM.

Dual Diagnosis Support Groups- Dual Recovery Resource Center - Tim Hamilton- 742-1000

Foundations - Inpatient/Outpatient Treatment - 256-9002

EATING DISORDERS

Allison & Beck Nutrition Consultants - 297-7888

Janis Christenson, Ph.D. - 210 25th Ave N., #1108, call 329-3912

Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee - free support groups, 615-831-9838

Park West Eating Disorders - 327-1060

Remuda Programs for Anorexia & Bulimia - 1-800-445-1900 (located in Wickenberg, AZ—exceptional program but very expensive)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Campus for Human Development - 251-9791

Metro Action - eviction, water services, medications - 862-8860

Metro Social Services - 862-6400

FOOD

Nashville Union Mission Ministry - Family Life Center - 780-9463
Meals: 7AM, Noon, 5PM (Men, only if legally married to a woman at the shelter)

HOMELESS

Campus for Human Development – 251-9791

Nashville Union Rescue Mission - 255-2475 (Men only)

Nashville Union Mission Ministry to Women & Children Family Life & Hope Center - 780-9463; 1716 Eighth Avenue North. Provides food, clothing, shelter and medical attention to poor and homeless women and children (boys under 10).

Room in the Inn (Nov., 1 through March, 31st) - Contact: Rachel Hester @251-9791.

Safe Haven - 256-8195 Good for women and families

Salvation Army - 242-0411

HOUSING

CCS Housing systems - Mercury Court - 726-2696

Woodbine Community Center at 833-9580

Case Management Support Center - 880-2470

Campus for Human Development - 251 -9791(Homeless)
State - Marie Williams - Director of Housing, Planning, & Development - Dept. MHMR -253 -3049

Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes - 371-2050

MAPS (55 & older) - 331-6033

Luton Mental Health Center - 279-6700

Mental Health Cooperative - 726-0125

Center for Living and Learning (Franklin) - 269-9932 or 794-5236; 18 and over - for adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Harbor House - transitional housing for people with a mental illness 615-269-5170

Park Center - vocational training and supported housing 615-242-3576

JAIL – RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER

Criminal Justice Center – 862-8123

Mental Health Advocate, Jeff Bloom - 862-5747

LEGAL COMPLAINTS

Legal Aid Society - 244-6610

Legal Services Director - State DMHMR- 532-6518

Legal Complaints against Lawyers - Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court - 361-7500

MEDICATIONS

Dede Wallace Helpline - 460 - 4357

Mental Health Co-op - 726-3340

Metro Action - 862-8860

Together RX - Prescription savings program. 1-800-865-7211, or visit website at www.together-rx.com

METHADONE TREATMENT

TN Statewide Clearinghouse - Methadone 1-800-884-9784 or 532-3574

NAMI

BRIDGES Support Groups for consumers, call Rosemary @833-3553

  • 3rd Wednesday - 6:30-8:30PM, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital - 1601 23rd Ave South, #3035

Support groups and educational programs for family members

NASHVILLE - 361-6608 - Journey of Hope Support groups –

  • 3rd Tues., 12:15PM (Bring a brown-bag lunch) - 2400 White Avenue

DONELSON (HERMITAGE, ANTIOCH AND WILSON CO.)

  • Every Thursday, 6PM @Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute - 221 Stewarts Ferry Pike

SUMNER COUNTY - 826-6003 - Becky Buckosh - group meets at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

  • Group I meets 1st Thursday of each month at the West End Church of Christ. (Enter from back door & turn left.) 7:00-8:30 pm. Contact Wayne Thurman, 615-497-4152 or waynet@21stcc.com.
  • Group II meets 3rd Thursday of each month, Belmont United Methodist Church. 7:00-9:00 pm. James Whatley, 615-262-1798 or jwhatley@comcast.net.

RAPE

Rape and Sexual Abuse Center - 259-9055

Rape Hopeline - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

SENIORS

Geriatric Support Group - Mondays @6:00PM at Bridges - 650-2548

SEXAHOLICS

Sexaholics Anonymous - 331-6230 (various times and locations)

SUICIDE

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
615-297-1077 Office
615-244-7444 Crisis Call
1-800-SUICIDE
www.tspn.org

TAMI - 386-3534

Journey of Hope Director - Roger Stewart - 386-3245 or 1-800-838-7880

Transportation CMSC, Case Management Support Center - 880-2470

 

 
     

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