The fastest way to help those in need is with a donation to MHAMT. The donations we receive go directly to helping connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, providing services that improve the quality of life, and promoting effective services where mental health needs exist.
Advocacy & Public Policy
We need your personal story. We have the facts and figures, but we lack the power of your personal experience. Can you mail or email us your story? If you wish to make a powerful difference, please consider sharing your experience with your Tennessee legislator. You can find your Representative or Senator using this link: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/
Every March, hundreds of volunteers gather on Capitol Hill in Nashville to visit legislators and advocate for improved behavioral health services and access in Tennessee. Our agency is part of the Tennessee Coalition for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, which is comprised of 30 hospitals, community mental health centers, and advocacy organizations who strive to make sweeping changes through better public policy, leading to recovery and quality of life. Advocacy has been a part of our mission since the beginning. Contact us in late January or February regarding our March “Day on the Hill” in Nashville.
Consider fulfilling an item on our wish list!
- Wal-Mart gift cards for computer accessories, storage, and office supplies
- Michaels or Hobby Lobby gift cards for framing pictures and decorations
- Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com gift cards for new DVDs and mental health education materials
- Gasoline gift certificates for our speaking engagements and presentations
- Soft drinks and bottled water for guests and clients
Volunteer / Intern
The MHAMT relies on over 150 volunteers annually to help further the our mission. More than sixty years ago, Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee began as a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness. Since then, volunteers have been key to the success of the organization.
A common thread among volunteers is that all have a special connection to mental health, but each story is different. What is the same is the commitment to the mission of the MHAMT. Here are some examples of current volunteer opportunities:
- Data entry
- Mental Health Speakers’ Bureau
- Staff our agency booth at health fairs
- Call and thank donors
- PR and collect articles to be published
- Join us on DAY ON THE HILL as an advocate every March!
Contact us at (615) 269-5355 to let us know how you plan to help!
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MHAMT hosts several events each year that allow local businesses and individuals to support mental health through sponsorship.