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
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)
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
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.
Domestic Violence Intervention Center - court ordered (women’s and men’s groups) - 255-0711
Family & Children’s Services – non-court ordered - 327-0833
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 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 Association of TN - Nashville chapter - 264-3052
TN Dept. of Health
Traumatic Brain injury hotline – 1-800-882-0611; Group - 532 -7770
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.
Metropolitan Public Schools of Nashville and Davidson County - 259-8400. Free testing for children with possible learning disabilities.
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
Disability Information Office - Metro Social Services - 862- 6492
TN Disability Info. & Referral Office - 322-8529
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - Depressive, Manic-Depressive Support Groups- National Information: 1-800-826-3632
www.helpfordepression.com - explanation of various treatments for depression
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 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
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)
Campus for Human Development - 251-9791
Metro Action - eviction, water services, medications - 862-8860
Metro Social Services - 862-6400
Nashville Union Mission Ministry - Family Life Center - 780-9463
Meals: 7AM, Noon, 5PM (Men, only if legally married to a woman at the shelter)
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
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 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
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
TN Statewide Clearinghouse - Methadone 1-800-884-9784 or 532-3574
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Group II meets 3rd Thursday of each month, Belmont United Methodist Church. 7:00-9:00 pm. James Whatley, 615-262-1798 or email@example.com.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Center - 259-9055
Rape Hopeline - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Geriatric Support Group - Mondays @6:00PM at Bridges - 650-2548
Sexaholics Anonymous - 331-6230 (various times and locations)
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
615-244-7444 Crisis Call
TAMI - 386-3534
Journey of Hope Director - Roger Stewart - 386-3245 or 1-800-838-7880
Transportation CMSC, Case Management Support Center - 880-2470