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Support for Families


Crisis Services

Mental Health Crisis Services are available for children and youth across the state. Click to find the 24/7 crisis line.

TDMHSAS Helpline

When you’re having trouble getting mental health or substance use services, calling the Helpline offers you and your family access to an advocate who will listen to your concerns and provide information about available resources in your area.

Peer Recovery Services

Peer Recovery Services are services provided by trained peers who have lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorder.

Housing & Homeless Services

Find housing and homeless services to assist veterans, young adults, children, and others experiencing homelessness within our state.

RIP: Regional Intervention Program

The Regional Intervention Program (RIP) is a parent-implemented, professionally-supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors.

Statewide Family Support Network

The Statewide Family Support Network is a program that supports caregivers of children with Serious Emotional Disturbance across the state of Tennessee.

TIES: Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills

The Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills (TIES) program addresses the complex needs of children, ages 0 through 17, who are in or at-risk of out-of-home placement due to parent/caretaker substance abuse.

Patients & Families

Find information for each of Tennessee's four mental health institutes.

KidCentral

Kidcentraltn.com is an easy way for families to find information and to connect with resources relating to health, education, development, and support.

Respite for Caregivers

Planned Respite is a program that helps caregivers of children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and provides some immediately-needed respite.

Family Support Specialist Program

For families with a child experiencing emotional, mental, or behavioral disturbances, the opportunity to get certified as a family support specialist can be very beneficial.

Forensic & Juvenile Court Services

The Office of Forensic & Juvenile Court Services provides oversight and has responsibility for the adult and juvenile forensic services.