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  • To be one of the nation’s most innovative and proactive service providers for Tennesseans dealing with mental health and substance abuse problems.


  • The mission of TDMHSAS is to plan for and promote the availability of a comprehensive array of quality prevention, early intervention, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation services and supports based on the needs and choices of individuals and families served. The department also operates 5 regional mental health institutes, fully accredited, certified and licensed, providing in-patient psychiatric services for adults primarily through emergency involuntary admissions.