Mental Health Services for Children & Youth

Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, and Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Marie Williams share an important message about children's mental health.

  • Support for Families

    If you are a caregiver and/or family member, learn about the support systems and programs in place for you.

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  • Programs & Services

    A listing of the behavioral health programs and services available to children, youth, and their families in Tennessee. 

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  • Best Practices for Children & Adolescents

    These guidelines have been developed to offer health care professionals evidence-based best practices in serving individuals from birth to the age of 17.

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  • System of Care Initiative

    Learn how the System of Care initiative in Tennessee is helping children across the state. 

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  • TDMHSAS Helpline

    When you’re having trouble getting mental health or substance use services, calling the Helpline offers you and your family access to an advocate who will listen to your concerns and provide information about available resources in your area.

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  • Homeless Services for Children & Youth

    Children and youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) who experience homelessness can receive help to secure housing and keep the family intact.

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  • Support, Education, and Outreach

    Support is available to help mental health consumers and their family members. For education, information on support groups, advocacy, recovery resources and more.

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  • Become a Youth Advocate!

    Youth M.O.V.E. councils are groups of Tennessee youth who want to develop campaigns and community service projects about issues that are important to them particularly regarding mental health advocacy.

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  • Substance Abuse Prevention for Children & Youth

    The Tennessee Prevention Network (TPN) is composed of 19 agencies across Tennessee that provide prevention education for substance abuse.
     

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  • Tennessee Voices for Children

    The Tennessee Voices for Children organization provides the Youth Screen assessment tool in schools and detention centers for early identification of mental health, alcohol, drug and physical health risks.

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  • kidcentral

    Kidcentraltn.com is an easy way for families to find information and to connect with resources relating to health, education, development, and support.

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