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Resources: Where to find mental health help in East TN

Whether you need someone to listen or want to start seeing a therapist, you are not alone and there is help available.

TENNESSEE, USA — More and more people are seeking mental health help for a variety of reasons.

In the past couple of years alone, Tennessee has reportedly received millions of dollars in federal funding to help state leaders address mental and behavioral health concerns. It now ranks No. 28 in the nation for access to mental health resources.

Whether you need someone to listen or want to start seeing a therapist, you are not alone and there is help available.

RESOURCES

HOTLINES

If you have an immediate emergency, dial 911.

Emotional Support Line: 888-642-7886, available from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day

State crisis line: 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471) or text "TN" to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Peer Recovery Call Center: 1-865-584-9125 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Lifeline Crisis Chat: Chat online with a specialist who can provide emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services www.crisischat.org/

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda. Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano.

Salvation Army hotline: 1-844-458-HOPE (4673), available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, and counselors speak English and Spanish

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