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Consumer Support / BRIDGES

  • Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association is a statewide organization representing mental health consumers that offers support through advocacy, peer support and education. Funding for this category supports the infrastructure of TMHCA and funds the BRIDGES education program. BRIDGES, which stands for Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support, is a peer-taught course on mental illness, mental health treatment and self-help skills.
  • Consumers are educated about mental illness and treatment, allowing them to take more control over their lives. Participants are empowered through psycho-education and peer support to obtain a new sense of self and find new meaning in life. Through this process, participants are taught to put their symptoms into context, work toward identifying their roles in life, and affect change in their social environment.

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