Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee works diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain and maintain good mental health. We share our message of hope and helpful resources for mental wellness to thousands of individuals annually through special programs, events and partnerships. Our many programs include:
Our Aging & Alzheimer’s Services Program assists caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease through educational classes, in-home consultations, support groups and training for nursing home and assisted living staff.
Has your behavioral health nonprofit been negatively impacted by the economy, past staff, or inexperienced board members? Are you the best at implementing your programs but overwhelmed by financials, grant reporting, and nonprofit logistics? Does your behavioral health nonprofit wish it could do more with less? If you are great at what you do but don’t have time to do it all, then you probably need Back Office Support Services (B.O.S.S.), a program of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee.
Erasing the Stigma is a statewide mental health education program that makes presentations to schools, businesses, civic clubs, and faith-based organizations. The program offers a series of educational presentations and written material to schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, civic clubs, and Girl Scout troops across the state of TN. I.C. HOPE®, MHAMT’s Ambassador of Mental Wellness – dispels negative images associated with mental illness and negative emotions as part the “Don’t Duck Mental Health” Campaign.
The J. Speed Thomas Mental Health Assistance Center provides consultations, information, and referrals about mental illness and community resources to consumers, family members, and mental health professionals. Each year the assistance center helps over 1,500 clients with mental health concerns. A library of information, a speakers’ bureau, and online screenings are available at no cost for individuals as well as for community health fairs.
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee presents its upcoming partnership opportunities for continuing education in 2016. You can play a major role in improving the working knowledge of providers while marketing your business resources and increasing referrals. Continuing education is made available to nurses, social workers, counselors, recreational therapists, attorneys, mediators, long-term care administrators, and others.
The Multicultural Outreach Program (MOP) helps non-English-speaking clients – such as immigrants and refugees – access mental health providers and services. Our MOP Coordinator speaks Spanish, advocates for increased mental health services for Nashville’s foreign-born residents, and builds coalitions with other agencies to create new resources. Additionally, MOP provides educational/support groups for Hispanic women who are victims of domestic violence and middle and high school students of various cultures as well as their parents.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) works across the state to teach communities effective suicide prevention/intervention techniques that can be used by parents, peers, educators and non-mental health professionals, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee. For many years, our agency has provided administrative oversight of TSPN, who additionally report to a Governor-appointed Advisory Council.
In addition to the programs above, MHAMT also provides service to the Middle Tennessee community through mental health screenings, crisis hotlines, and mental health resources and links to find more information, treatment providers, counselors, and support groups.