Tennessee & Middle Tennessee Organizations
July 2010 Report to the Legislature from the Council on Children's Mental Health
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study website:
The Centers for Disease Control’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study website.
Centerstone is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and educational services in Indiana and Tennessee.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a nationally recognized provider of educational curriculums and training programs for students, educators/youth workers and parents.
Mental Health Association of Middle TN
The Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT) promotes mental health for all people through advocacy, education and service.
Mental Health Cooperative
The Mental Health Cooperative is a behavioral health agency exclusively serving adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders through illness management, rehabilitation, and recovery.
NAMI in TN
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (Tennessee chapter) is a state-wide mental health advocacy organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for persons with mental illness, their family members and loved ones.
Founded in 1970 to provide community-based care for youth experiencing alcohol and drug problems, Oasis Center has evolved over the past four decades into one of the nation’s leading youth-serving organizations, offering safety and support to Nashville’s most vulnerable and disconnected youth, while seeking to also teach young people how to transform the conditions that create problems for them in the first place.
STARS helps schools tackle tough issues that threaten the emotional, psychological and academic well-being of students - issues such as substance abuse, violence, bullying, harassment, family conflicts and divorce, loss, grief, and other concerns. Through assemblies, classroom presentations, and group or individual counseling sessions, STARS Nashville assists schools in preventing and confronting these difficult challenges.
Tennessee Department of Mental Health
Tennessee Voices for Children
Tennessee Voices for Children is a statewide and national source of referral, support, and advocacy for families and the systems that serve them.
Youth Villages is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Youth Villages helps more than 17,000 children and families every year through a wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Child Trauma Home |
School related information
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation: http://www.umass.edu/schoolcounseling/
National School Climate Center:
UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
April Alonzo wrote an article [view as pdf »] about her struggles for the BrentwoodHomePage.com
American Academy of Pediatrics FAQ on Mental Health [link]
NAMI Basics is a free educational and training course for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness
Academic Psychiatry editorial about the lack of child/adolescent psychiatrists [link]
2010 Flood related trauma: Tennessee Recovery Project (offering services thru 8/31/11)
Not Alone provides programs, resources and services to warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD through a confidential and anonymous community.