COVID-19 Emotional Support Line for Healthcare Workers
A new emotional support phone line is now available for frontline healthcare workers impacted by the coronavirus. If you are a nurse, physician, first responder or other healthcare professional experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, or depression related to your work, the COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by trained volunteers who can help (please note this is not a crisis line).
The number is 888-MHART-TN (888-642-7886)
The support line is available from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. (CT), 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. (ET)
TWhen your call is connected, you will hear an automated recording describing the service and will be connected to a live volunteer.
If you are in a mental health crisis and have thoughts of self-harm, please contact the Tennessee Crisis Line at 1-855-274-7471.
The Bookstore and Clearinghouse has resumed normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CT.
Face masks are required and will be available. We look forward to serving you!
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Your right to treatment
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TAADAS releases 2020 legislative report
With the adoption of HJR 1247 a little after 3am on Friday, June 19, the 111th General Assembly adjourned sine die that is, without a date to return. The 112th General Assembly will convene in organizational session on January 12, 2021. Read the full report here.
TAADAS Announces 2020 Legislative Priorities
TAADAS has chosen the following:
• Fund Adult Residential Treatment
• Enforce Parity
• Support Prescription Privileges for Nurse Practitioners and Physician's Assistants
• Expand Access to Quality Recovery Housing
• Expand Services for Pregnant and Post-Partum Women
Read more on our Advocacy Page under the "On the Hill" section.