May is Mental Health Awareness Month — an initiative that amplifies fighting the stigma, providing support, educating communities + advocating for policies surrounding mental illness.
This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s message is “You Are Not Alone.” With 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiencing mental illness, it’s vital to know that you aren’t alone + it’s okay to not be okay.
Today, we are sharing local resources for mental health services + support for those who struggle with or know someone experiencing mental illness.
- The Nashville-area National Alliance on Mental Illness branch’s resources ranging from mental health education to community support
- Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse’s Division of Mental Health Services’ statewide resources for mental health, crisis, peer recovery, homelessness + financial services
- Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations’ list of local mental health clinics
- Open Counseling’s guide to Tennessee mental health services
- Music Health Alliance’s mental health fund for those in the music industry in need of care + support
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mental well-being + mindfulness resources
- TriStar Health’s comprehensive mental health services
- Middle Tennessee Mobile Crisis Services
- Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital’s free + confidential mental health assessment
- Nashville Psych virtual services
- Share your story + read others’ stories surrounding mental illness experiences
- The 24/7 Family and Children’s Services Nashville mental health crisis line at (615) 244-7444
- The 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255