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Screenings - Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. They are a checkup from the neck up! This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see you results, recommendations and key resources.
Crisis Text Line
Text TN to 741-741 -
Will be connected immediately to a trained crisis counselor 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK

Tennessee Crisis Line
Call 1-855-CRISIS-1
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or
text “Talk With Us” to 66746
TN Disaster Mental Health Strike Team
Call 865-363-1239
Team is open to taking calls from any senior who is feeling high anxiety and needs to speak to someone

KnoxWellThe KnoxWell Taskforce was convened by Mayor Indya Kincannon’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to the increasing mental health needs caused by the pandemic.

The taskforce was composed of members from major community stakeholders and the first meeting was in April, 2020.

The taskforce’s mission is to share information across organizations that treat mental health conditions, identify gaps in services, and collaborate and share resources to address those gaps.

The taskforce also aims to promote wellbeing across all sectors of Knoxville and for all of its citizens.

Current members of the Knoxville COVID-19 Mental Health Taskforce

• Dr. Kristina Gordon (Chair) –University of Tennessee Clinical Psychology Program, Professor and Associate Dean
• Torrie Boggs – United Way, Director of Community Impact
• Howard Chapman – Cherokee Health Systems, Regional Director of Clinic Operations
• Dr. Doug Coatsworth – University of Tennessee, Professor and Dean of Research
• Janice Cook – Knox County Schools, Director of School Culture
• Deisha Finley – Knox County CAC, Office on Aging
• Ben Harrington – CEO, Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
• Jennifer Moralejo – Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice
• Katy Neusner – United Way, Program Coordinator
• Tonya Osborne-Simpson – Firsthand, Senior Director of TN Community Operations
• Jennifer Phillips – Helen Ross McNabb, Services Coordinator
• Jennifer Rodriguez-Acuna – Metro Drug Coalition, Prevention Coordinator