Last year, according to the CDC, more Tennessee adults per capita than in any other state reported experiencing anxiety and/or depression. According to the study, called the Household Pulse Survey, the national average percentage of people who reported anxiety and/or depression is 24.5% and the TN percentage is 28.3%. This means more than one in four Tennessean adults suffer.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Tennessee residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
TN Statewide Crisis Line
The state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services offers a free, around-the-clock hotline that connects you with a trained counselor. Call 1-855-274-7471 today for more information.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.