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Sunday, April 20, 2014

What am I doing here?

What am I doing here?

Such a strange question, when you think about it. After all, we were born "here", raised "here" and taught to desire all the things that "here" can offer, whether they be material things, such as a new car, or the intangibles, such as romantic love. So why do we feel this odd sense that we are here for a greater reason, and often clueless as to what that reason is? I believe it is the knowledge, no matter how deeply buried (or ignored), that are true selves are spiritual and that our true home is somewhere other than this three-dimensional plane.

While those who consciously ask the question often feel tortured by their seeming inability to find an answer, those who do not ask the question may suffer even more deeply. They feel a hole inside them but cannot put a name to it; as a result, they often fill it with it unhealthy things like drugs, alcohol or toxic relationships. Of course, these things only leave them feeling emptier, so they up the "dosage", and so on.

The "why am I here" question weighs on us most when we are feeling lost or facing some sort of adversity. Then the question becomes, "What is the purpose of all this struggling? Why am I even here if x, y, and z is going to happen to me?" But really, we just want to know what we can do to make the struggle meaningful.

The answer is both simple and complex at the same time. Complex, because each of us has different needs, desires,
and abilities, as well as our own unique part to play in this human mosaic. Simple, because all of us can find this purpose by connecting to something larger than ourselves, such as God or nature, and / or outside ourselves, such as another person or a humanitarian cause. In The Two Agreements, I discuss how Jesus' purpose was to share the
Good News and bring people together around an understanding of our oneness with God and with each other.

Similarly, it is by finding our connection to Source, and to each other, that we find our own way to serve. In other words, we have to go within to go without. Take a few minutes each day to clear your mind of the "to do" list and any other chatter that plagues you. Then, in the quiet, ask yourself, "What matters to me? What am I passionate about? How can I make 'here' a better place?" I am not suggesting that the meaning of your life will come to you in
that moment (although it has for some people), but I can tell you that taking these first steps on the path will lead to a sense of connection, and of purpose.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DBSA Jackson - A Big Success!!!



April 1, 2014                                               www.dbsajackson.blogspot.com
                                                                      www.DBSATennessee.org

Hello everyone,

Our anniversary dinner was a great success. I send a huge "thank you" to all of the wonderful folk who brought the delicious food. William brought some awesome BBQ!! Rick brought us his special brand of music and song. It took all of us working together to have the good evening we enjoyed. 

Our chapter officers worked to make the anniversary an event we can remember. So, we give them a big thank you!

Peacefulness to you and yours,
Steve

                                                                    When you are with us. You are family.

Monday, March 24, 2014

DBSA Jackson - 12th Anniversary Dinner

Hello everyone,

We are getting excited about our celebration next Monday evening. Rick is excited about bringing us music and song. Below is the announcement and the directions. Attached is a map.

DBSA Jackson's 12th Anniversary
Location: 3 Westwood Garderns Drive
Time: Monday, March 31st, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Live music provided by Rick Malchow from Millington.  (Yea!)
Food and drink: BBQ and chicken are provided, bring a dish of your choice. Please let Julie know the dish you intend to provide. Please, we ask that you bring any particular drink you desire. 

Directions: (from N. Highland Ave.) Turn onto Lambuth Ave. (Lambuth "Ts" into N. Highland). Crossover W.Forrest Ave. Then turn LEFT onto Westwood Ave. at the intersection of Lambuth and Westwood. Drive about two blocks to turn onto Westwood Gardens Drive (next to the fire station). Westwood Recreation Center is behind the fire station, it's name is on the front of the building. Parking is at the main entrance and well lighted.

Enter through the main entrance, our dinner is being held in the first room on the left after you enter the building.

Any questions: 731-215-7200 and 731-267-6334 (Julie)

Let's get on the phone and contact folk we've not seen in awhile. It is an evening planned for food and fun!

Peacefulness to you and yours,
Steve

Friday, March 21, 2014

Steve Brannon among the national Chapter Service Award Winners!

DBSA Tennessee
731-215-7200


Hello,

I'm sharing the news of my being among national Award Winners for accomplishments over the past year. It has been a pleasure to serve as State Director and local chapter President. And I consider it an honor to be recognized by DBSA national.

I appreciate all the wonderful support I was given by my fellow officers, Board members, and the chapter membership throughout the year. You may view the announcement on the national web site at http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_chapter_spotlights


Steve Brannon, B.A., M.Ed., D.Div.
State Director
DBSA Tennessee
 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ways to gently advocate for mental health

Mental Health Stigma: Airing our “Dirty Laundry”

Ways to Gently Advocate for Mental Health
1.        Wear a mental health awareness ribbon. The color for mental health awareness is lime green, representative of bring mental health into the limelight and out of the shadows.

2.        Tell your truth. Stand up and share your journey. Yes, people listen when a celebrity talks about it but everyday people are courageous today. Any day that you get up and face the dragon and decide to live joyfully and with the superpower of ANYWAY, is courageous.

3.        Be part of the conversation when mental health legislation and approaches are being discussed.

4.        Remind people that it isn’t dirty laundry. For many of us, it is our reality.

5.        Download some facts from the National Institutes of Mental Health and share those facts when confronted with stigma.

Monday, February 3, 2014

IBF Webinar: Cheryl Magrini, DBSA National Board Chair

Spirituality And A Wellness Based Lifestyle With Those Who Live With Bipolar Disorder

Reverend Cheryl T. Magrini, MS.ED, MTS, Ph.D.

Why should we be talking about spirituality and mental illness? Many individuals understand the essence of what it means to be a human being through their spirituality, and I find that this is even more so for those who struggle, ones living purposeful life, and those who embrace their resiliency, all the while living with bipolar disorder. When living with a mental illness, it can be too easy to think one is weak, unworthy, deserves to be abandoned by "God– or a sacred source" or that the episode could have been controlled, or the individual healed of the behaviors of the mental illness if religious codes, or other sacred norms, were not violated. Is relying on the sacred – whether ultimate truth or transcendence – being strong or not being strong enough? At the center of these questions lies the way that an individual living with bipolar disorder defines their own spirituality, and there are persons who struggle with what this means at all. How then does spirituality inform and influence decisions and specific wellness practices? With spirituality being a central point of living with purpose, meaning, and resiliency, how and when is this integrated into the therapeutic treatment? These questions on spirituality and wellness were asked of twenty-two individuals in a one hour interview. Out of these interviews, through common themes and evaluating the differences as well, five insights have been identified that will be presented in the webinar, including quotes and comments from the individuals in the interviews. This research leads to additional questions to explore.

Reverend Cheryl T. Magrini, MS.Ed, MTS, Ph.D.​ is a United Methodist clergy, serving the Chicago metro area since 1998, currently with the First United Methodist Church in Chicago, an urban and diverse church. Cheryl publishes, researches, and speaks nationally in the religious education and congregational change fields; and since 2011 specializes in consulting with faith communities to develop comprehensive mental health programs in partnership with community resources. Her current research on resiliency is an extension of her spirituality and wellness study. The resiliency research focuses on identifying resilient qualities, how these can be developed, and the ways that individuals living with bipolar disorder draw on and rely upon resiliency to live with purpose, meaning, power, and strength. Individuals share their personal story of resiliency as the basis of the research. Cheryl is chair, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and on the IBPF Consumer Advisory Council, on the IBPF Consumer Advisory Council and President of the DBSA Chicago Loop Chapter.

Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/299258710 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

- See more at: http://www.ibpf.org/event/spirituality-and-wellness-based-lifestyle-those-who-live-bipolar-disorder#sthash.4fM898CK.dpuf

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Speak with the Decision-makers --

The attached document contains  a ‘pairing’ of PSC’s with their area’s Senator & Representative. For those of you planning on attending Mental Health Day on the Hill, this year, I’m hoping you can take some consumers with you. It would be great if you can use this document,  early on,& go ahead & call your area legislators for appointment times. M H ‘Day on the Hill is March 18ththis year.
I would like to know when you set appointments, so I can try to be with you. Obviously, the huge issue for Mental Health Consumers is the matter of Governor Haslam’s desire to eliminate funding for the Peer Centers. Let’s all in regions VI, & VII  “put it together”, & influence our Legislators as to how important pro-mental health legislation is. And particularly how very important it is to keep our Peer Support Centers running. You can let me hear from you byemail..dhamer@tmhca-tn.org, or by my cell #: 731-234-2194
PEER SUPPORT CENTERS IN TENNESSEE

REGION I

FRONTIER HEALTH SERVICES
Host Agency Contact: Mary Fultineer
26 Midway Street
Bristol TN 37620
423-224-1461

CONTACT:SENATOR RON RAMSEY—(423) 323-8700

​​REPRESENTATIVE JON LUNDBERG—(432) 764-9091

Open Arms
Coordinator: Angela Prater
423-274-8100
1400 Windsor Avenue
Bristol, TN 37620
Open: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Counties Covered: Sullivan

CONTACT:SENATOR RON RAMSEY—(423) 323-8700

​​REPRESENTATIVE JON LUNDBERG—(432) 764-9091


Friendship House
Coordinator: Glenda Edwards
423-232-4264
805 West Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
Open: Tuesday-Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
Counties Covered: Unicoi, Washington, Carter

CONTACT:SENATOR RUSTY CROWE—(423) 926-8288

​​REPRESENTATIVE MATTHEW HILL—(423) 753-6299

Friendship Connection
Coordinator: Melissa Frazier
423-247-0160
117 Wexler Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Open: Monday-Thursday 9 am-6 pm
Counties Covered: Sullivan

CONTACT:SENATOR RON RAMSEY—(423) 323-8700

​​REPRESENTATIVE TONY SHIPLEY—(615) 741-2886

Freedom Peer Support Center – Greeneville
Coordinator: Charles McLain
423-639-1313
616 East Church Street
Greenville, TN 37743
Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 am-5 pm
Counties Covered: Greene, Hawkins

CONTACT:SENATOR STEVE SOUTHERLAND—(423) 587-6167
​​
​​REPRESENTATIVE DAVID HAWK—(423) 639-8146

Higher Ground 
Coordinator: Charles Justice 
423-727-8685
1404 Crossroads Drive
Mountain City, TN 37683
Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 am-5 pm
Counties Covered: Johnson

CONTACT:SENATOR RON RAMSEY—(423) 323-8700

​​REPRESENTATIVE TIMOTHY HILL—(423) 646-1589


New Start - Sneedville
Coordinator: Charles McLain
423-733-1540
119 Nora Alder Drive
Sneedville, TN 37689
Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 12-5 pm
Counties Covered: Hancock

CONTACT:SENATOR FRANK NICELEY--(615)741-2061

​​REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HARRISON--(423)272-9163


REGION II

CHEROKEE HEALTH SYSTEMS
Host Agency Contact: Stella Melton
423-623-5301 or 423-586-5032
215 Hedrick Drive
Newport, TN 37821

CONTACT:SENATOR STEVE SOUTHERLAND--(423) 587-6167

​​REPRESENTATIVE JEREMY FAISON--(615)741-6871


Health Recovery Group-Morristown
Peer Counselor: Mike Clayton 
865-207-1047
815 W 5th North Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 1-4 pm
Counties covered: Hamblen, Cocke

CONTACT:SENATOR STEVE SOUTHERLAND---(423) 587-6167

​​REPRESENTATIVE TILMAN GOINS--(423) 277-1992



Health Recovery Group-Newport
Peer Counselor: Mike Clayton
423-623-5301or 423-586-5032
215 Hedrick Drive
Newport, TN 37821
Hours: Tues &Thurs 1-4 pm
Counties covered: Hamblen, Cocke

CONTACT:SENATOR STEVE SOUTHERLAND--(423) 587-6167

​​REPRESENTATIVE JEREMY FAISON--(615) 741-6871



RIDGEVIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL & CENTER
Host Agency Contact: Sharon Stratton
865-482-1076 ext. 1110
240 West Tyrone Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

CONTACT:SENATOR RANDY MCNALLY--(865) 483-5544

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOHN RAGAN--(865) 481-0909


Friendship Place
Coordinator: Linda King
865-882-7694
201 Sewanee Street #100
Harriman, TN 37748
Open: Tues – Fri 12 PM to 5:30 PM
Counties Covered: Morgan

CONTACT:SENATOR KEN YAGER--(865) 354-3000


​​REPRESENTATIVE KENT CALFEE--(615) 741-7658


Horizons
Coordinator: Linda White
865-483-5457
11 Joel Lane
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Open: Wed – Sat 12 PM to 5:30 PM
Counties Covered: Anderson

CONTACT:SENATOR RANDY MCNALLY--(865) 483-5544

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOHN RAGAN--(865) 481-0909


Wings 
Coordinator: Barbara Smith
423-562-2022
1327 East Central Avenue, Suite 5
Lafollette, TN 37766
Open: Wed – Thurs, 11 AM - 6; Fri, 11 AM – 7 PM Sat, 10 AM – 6 PM
Counties Covered: Campbell

CONTACT:SENATOR KEN YAGER--(865) 354-3000

​​REPRESENTATIVE DENNIS POWERS--(615) 741-3335


HELEN ROSS MCNABB CENTER 
Host Agency Contact: Jana Morgan 
865-544-3841 ext. 4108
526 Lamar Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

CONTACT:SENATOR STACY CAMPFIELD--(865) 455-2627

​​REPRESENTATIVE GLORIA JOHNSON--(865) 660-9800


Friendship House
Coordinator: Michelle Palmer865-541-6635
526 Lamar Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Open: Tues., Thurs. & Sat. 10 AM to 2 PM
Wed. & Fri. 10 AM to 6 PM
Counties Covered: Knox

CONTACT:SENATOR STACY CAMPFIELD--(865) 455-2627

​​REPRESENTATIVE GLORIA JOHNSON--(865) 660-9800


PENINSULA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Host Agency Contact: Mary Nelle Osborne
865-374-7140
1451 Dowell Springs Blvd Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37909-2451

CONTACT:SENATOR STACY CAMPFIELD--(865) 455-2627

​​REPRESENTATIVE STEVE HALL—(865) 936-0546


Maryville Wellness Recovery Center
Coordinator: Joey Amason
865-379-6030
532 E. Broadway Avenue
Box 9
Maryville, TN 37804
Open: Mon – Thus, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Counties Covered: Blount

CONTACT:SENATOR DOUG OVERBEY—(615) 741-0981

​​REPRESENTATIVE ART SWANN—(615) 741-5481



Sevierville Wellness Recovery Center
Coordinator: Marjorie Diefenbach
865-705-4012
509 High Street
Sevierville, TN 37862
Open: Mon – Thur, 11 am – 6 pm
Counties Covered: Sevier

CONTACT:SENATOR DOUG OVERBEY—(615) 741-0981

​​REPRESENTATIVE DALE CARR—(865) 774-5789


Knox Wellness Recovery Center 
Interim Coordinator: Leslie Judson
865-374-7148
1451 Dowell Spring Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
Open: Tuesday- Thursday 3-7
Counties Covered: Knox

CONTACT:SENATOR STACY CAMPFIELD—(865) 455-2627

​​REPRESENTATIVE STEVE HALL—(865) 936-0546


REGION III

FORTWOOD CENTER
Host Agency Contact: Dot Stephens
423-763-4608
1028 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

CONTACT:SENATOR TODD GARDENHIRE—(423) 752-4700

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOANNE FAVORS—(423) 624-5088

Lighthouse Peer Support Center
Coordinator: Marty Davis
423-756-1295
509 South Highland Park
Chattanooga, TN 37403-4116
Open: Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Counties Covered: Hamilton

CONTACT:SENATOR TODD GARDENHIRE—(423) 752-4700

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOANNE FAVORS—(423) 624-5088


VOLUNTEER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMHost Agency Contact: Vicki Harden 615-278-6255


The Cottage
Coordinator: Paul Turney
423-942-9177
112 College Street
Jasper, TN 37347
Open: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues &Thurs 10:30 AM – 7:00 pm
Counties Covered: Marion, Grundy

CONTACT:SENATOR JANICE BOWLING—(931) 455-3234

​​REPRESENTATIVE BILLY SPIVEY—(931) 270-9105


Dakoda Place - Athens
Coordinator: Tina Gesolgon
423-744-9540
PO Box 685
424 Old Riceville Road
Athens, TN 37303
Open: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Counties Covered: McMinn

CONTACT:SENATOR MIKE BELL—(423) 829-0058

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOHN FORGETY—(423) 744-9872


Dakoda Place - Cleveland
Coordinator: Tina Gesolgon
423-339-9622
940 South Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
Open: Tues & Thurs 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Counties Covered: Bradley

CONTACT:SENATOR MIKE BELL—(423) 829-0058

​​REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN BROOKS—(423) 478-7113


Friends & Company
Coordinator: Angela Smithers
931-432-7874 or 931-432-7875
1200 S. Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38503
Open: Tues 12-5; Wed - Fri 9-5
Counties Covered: Putnam, White

CONTACT:SENATOR CHARLOTTE BURKS—(931) 839-3392

​​REPRESENTATIVE RYAN WILLIAMS—(615) 741-1875


Friendship Circle
Coordinator: Becky Porter 
423-775-0809
412 Delaware Avenue
Dayton, TN 37321
Open: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Counties Covered: Rhea

CONTACT:SENATOR KEN YAGER--(865) 354-3000

​​REPRESENTATIVE RON TRAVIS—(423) 775-3011


My Friends House
Coordinator: Linda Joan Smith 
931-823-5680
209 B South Church Street
Livingston, TN 38570
Open: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Counties Covered: Overton, Clay, Pickett

CONTACT:SENATOR CHARLOTTE BURKS—(931) 839-3392

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MARK WINDLE—(931) 823-8340



PREPS Center
Coordinator: Sandra Crabtree
931-456-4727
47 Willow Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Open: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2nd Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2nd Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Counties Covered: Cumberland

CONTACT:SENATOR CHARLOTTE BURKS—(931) 839-3392

​​REPRESENTATIVE CAMERON SEXTON—(615) 741-2343


Harmony House 
Coordinator: Mary Webb
931-260-7647
107 Lyon Street Suite 3
McMinnville, TN 37110
Open: Monday - Thursday, 8 am to 2 pm
Counties covered: Warren

CONTACT:SENATOR JANICE BOWLING—(931) 455-3234

​​REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES CURTISS—(931) 761-2600



REGION IV


CENTERSTONE

Host Agency Contact: Mary Moran 615-460-4455
1101 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208

CONTACT:SENATOR THELMA HARPER—(615) 327-9484

​​REPRESENTATIVE MIKE TURNER—(615) 889-7250


ReConnect Nashville 
Coordinator: Greg Bennett 
615-460-4452 or 931-206-1086
1101 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
Open: Monday – Friday 10 – 4 open one Saturday per month
Counties Covered: Davidson

CONTACT:SENATOR THELMA HARPER—(615) 327-9484

​​REPRESENTATIVE MIKE TURNER—(615) 889-7250

REGION V

CENTERSTONE
Host Agency Contact: Mary Moran
615-460-4455
1101 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208

CONTACT:SENATOR THELMA HARPER—(615) 327-9484

​​REPRESENTATIVE MIKE TURNER—(615) 889-7250


ReConnect Clarksville
Regional Coordinator: Carla Sanders
931-920-7208 or615-477-8369
611 8th St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Open: Mon – Fri 10 – 4; open one Saturday per month
Counties Covered: Montgomery, Robertson

CONTACT:SENATOR MARK GREEN—(931) 614-6379

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOE PITTS—(931) 648-7140


ReConnect Dickson
Regional Coordinator: Carla Sanders
615-441-6178 or 931-206-1086
224 N Main ST
Dickson, TN 37055-1802
Open: Mon – Fri 10 – 4; open one Saturday per month
Counties Covered: Dickson

CONTACT:SENATOR JIM SUMMERVILLE—(615) 740-6777

​​REPRESENTATIVE DAVID SHEPARD—(615) 446-5887


ReConnect Tullahoma
Regional Coordinator: Brenda Hargrove 
931-434-1079
709 North Davidson St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Open: Mon – Fri 10 – 4; open one Saturday per month
Counties Covered: Coffee, Lincoln

CONTACT:SENATOR JANICE BOWLING—(931) 455-3234

​​REPRESENTATIVE JUDD MATHENY—(615) 390-8314


ReConnect Columbia
Regional Coordinator: Wanda Yeager
931-381-3027 or 931 212-7055
6011 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN 38401
Open: Mon – Fri 10 – 4; open one Saturday per month
Counties Covered: Maury, Lawrence

CONTACT:SENATOR JOEY HENSLEY—(931) 796-5943

​​REPRESENTATIVVE SHEILA BUTT—(615) 253-0365


ReConnect Shelbyville
Contact Person: Brenda Hargrove
931-685-9330 or 931-434-1079
1110 Woodbury Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Open: Mon – Fri 10 – 4; open one Saturday per month
Counties Covered: Bedford

CONTACT:SENATOR JIM TRACY—(931) 684-8589

​​REPRESENTATIVE PAT MARSH—(931) 680-1668


VOLUNTEER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Host Agency Contact: Vicki Harden
615-278-6255


Enrichment House
Coordinator: Effie Cates 
615-452-2344
538 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Open: Tues – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Counties Covered: Sumner, Wilson

CONTACT:SENATOR FERRELL HAILE—((615) 741-1999

​​REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM LAMBERTH—(615) 741-1980


Our Place 
Coordinator: Lyndi Shupp 
615-867-3538
120 S. Hancock Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Open: Mon – Thurs & Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Counties Covered: Rutherford

CONTACT:SENATOR BILL KETRON—(615) 896-5440

​​REPRESENTATIVE RICK WOMICK—(615) 741-2804


REGION VI

CAREY COUNSELING CENTERHost Agency Contact:
Sherri Sedgebear
731-986-4411
PO Box 793
Huntingdon, TN 38344


Liberty Place 
Coordinator: Priscilla Johnson
731-855-3153
111 East Eaton St
Trenton, TN 38382
Open: Tues – Fri 10-8; Sat 8-4
Counties Covered: Gibson

CONTACT:SENATOR JOHN STEVENS—(731) 986-9742

​​REPRESENTATIVE CURTIS HALFORD—(731) 692-2572


Outreach Center 
Coordinator: Kathy Graham 
731-642-8994
1539 Hwy 69 North
Paris, TN 38242
Open: Tues- Fri 10-6; Sat 8-4
Counties Covered: Henry

CONTACT:SENATOR JOHN STEVENS—(731) 986-9742

​​REPRESENTATIVE TIM WIRGAU—(731) 644-2020


C.A.R.E.S. Center
Coordinator: Teresa Madison
731-584-6233
946 Flatwoods Road
Camden, TN 38320
Open: Thurs – Fri 9-4; Sat 9-3
Counties Covered: Benton

CONTACT:SENATOR JOHN STEVENS—(731) 986-9742

​​REPRESENTATIVE TIM WIRGAU—(731) 644-2020


Sunrise Outreach Center
Coordinator: Shawna Williams 
731-884-1549
110 East Church Street
Union City, TN 38261
Open: Tues – Fri 10-6; Sat 8-4
Counties Covered: Obion

CONTACT:SENATOR JOHN STEVENS—(731) 986-9742

​​REPRESENTATIVE ANDY HOLT—(615) 741-7847


PATHWAYS
Host Agency Contact: Pat Taylor
731-541-8200
238 Summar Dr
Jackson, TN 38301

CONTACT:SENATOR LOWE FINNEY—(731) 424-0461

​​REPRESENTIVE JOHNNY SHAW—(731) 658-7689

The Hope Center 
Coordinator: Debbi Young
731-287-7535
222 E. Court St. Suite A
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Open: Tues – Thurs 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Counties Covered: Crockett, Dyer, Lake

CONTACT:SENATOR LOWE FINNEY—(731) 424-0461

​​REPRESENTATIVE BILL SANDERSON—(731) 749-5214


Rainbow Center 
Coordinator: Thomas Byars 
731-423-9500
67 American Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Open: Tue, Wed & Thurs 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Counties Covered: Madison, Haywood

CONTACT:SENATOR LOWE FINNEY—(731) 424-0461

​​REPRESENTATIVE JIMMY ELDRIDGE—(731) 668-4544

Comfort Center
Coordinator: Kim Buckley 
731-968-1504
300 Holly Street
Lexington, TN 38351
Open: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Counties Covered: Henderson

CONTACT:SENATOR DELORES GRESHAM—(901) 465-9433

​​REPRESENTATIVE STEVE MCDANIEL—(731) 968-1220


PROFESSIONAL CARE SERVICES
Host Agency Contact: Jimmie Jackson
901-475-3569
1997 Hwy 51 S
Covington, TN 38019

CONTACT:SENATOR MARK NORRIS—(901) 524-5279

​​REPRESENTATIVE DEBRA MOODY—(901) 351-6608


Hearts in Hands 
Coordinator: Brenda Robbins 
901-465-0420
12615 S. Main
Somerville, TN 38068
Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Counties Covered: Fayette

CONTACT:SENATOR DELORES GRESHAM—(901) 465-9433

​​REPRESENTATIVE BARRETT RICH—(901) 828-3637


Togetherness House
Coordinator: Melissa Belair 
731-635-8802
477-B South Washington
Ripley, TN 38063
Open: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30 – 5; Tues, 9 – 5; Thurs, 1-5
Counties Covered: Lauderdale, Tipton

CONTACT:SENATOR LOWE FINNEY—(731) 424-0461

​​REPRESENTATIVE CRAIG FITZHUGH—(615) 741-2134

QUINCO MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Host Agency Contact: Heather King
731-658-6113
10710 Old Hwy 64
Bolivar, TN 38008

CONTACT:SENATOR DELORES GRESHAM—(901) 465-9433

​​REPRESENTIVE JOHNNY SHAW—(731) 658-7689


Horizon of Bolivar
Coordinator: Shirley Kelley
731-403-3000
428 W. Market St.
Bolivar, TN 38008-2606
Open Tues-Fri, 8 am – 4 pm
Counties Covered: Hardeman, Chester


CONTACT:SENATOR DELORES GRESHAM—(901) 465-9433

​​REPRESENTIVE JOHNNY SHAW—(731) 658-7689


Horizon of Savannah
Coordinator: Jana James
731-925-7790
430 Pinhook Drive
Savannah, TN 38372
Open: Wednesday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Counties Covered: Hardin, McNairy

CONTACT:SENATOR DELORES GRESHAM—(901) 465-9433

​​REPRESENTATIVE VANCE DENNIS—(615) 741-2190


REGION VII

SOUTHEAST MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Host Agency Contact:
Debra Dillon
901-259-8900
135 N. Pauline
Memphis, TN 38104

CONTACT:SENATOR JIM KYLE—(901) 544-6372

​​REPRESENTATIVE JOHN DEBERRY—(901) 725-0130


Turning Point
Coordinator: Zoe Simpson
901-458-4553
4088 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122
Open: Mon., Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Counties Covered: Shelby

CONTACT:SENATOR BRIAN KELSEY—(901) 741-3036

​​REPRESENTATIVE G. A. HARDAWAY—(901) 949-1000


Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association
Host Agency Contact: Lori Rash 
615-250-1176

The Beers-Van Gogh Peer Center
Coordinator: Megan Hoffmann
901-522-2090
669 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Open: Mon – Fri 12 PM to 5 PM
Counties Covered: Shelby


CONTACT:SENATOR JIM KYLE—(901) 544-6372

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN DEBERRY—(901) 725-0130