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Contacts for the Department of Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Services

Department Switchboard
(615) 532-6500

If you are a client or family member with questions about services, contact
Office of Consumer Affairs and Peer Recovery Services

1-800-560-5767 (8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday)
or email:

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress, contact the
Tennessee Toll-Free Statewide Crisis Telephone Line. Trained crisis workers are available
to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Tennessee Toll-Free Statewide Crisis Telephone Line

1 855 CRISIS-1 (1-855-274-7471)

Contact our Commissioners and executive staff:

For questions or information regarding licensing of agencies providing mental health,
substance abuse, or personal support services, contact
Office of Licensure

  • Director's Office - Cynthia Tyler, (615) 532-6590,
  • East Tennessee Office - (865) 594-6551; Complaints: (866) 777-1250
  • Middle Tennessee Office - (615) 532-6590; Complaints: (866) 797-9470
  • West Tennessee Office - (901) 543-7442; Complaints: (866) 344-0858

Division of Mental Health Services

Division of Substance Abuse Services

Division of Planning, Research, & Forensics

Division of Hospital Services

Division of Clinical Leadership

Division of Administrative Services

Division of General Counsel

Office of Human Resources - (615) 532-6580

Location and Mailing Address
Andrew Jackson Building
6th Floors
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243

Office of Communications Contacts and Links

Director Mike Machak (Media Contact)
(615) 532-6597 (office)
(615) 943-3172 (cell)

Assistant Director Leslie Judson
(615) 770-0466

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