Mental Health


mental health resources


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: Toll-free (888) 843-4564 Hours Mon-Fri 4pm -12am Sat. 12pm- 5pm Email

The LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline 888-OUT-LGBT (888-688-5428) is a free and confidential place to talk openly about issues and concerns on coming out (how ever that may mean for you) with a dedicated LGBTQIA+ peer support volunteer."

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.

Talkline GLBT National Help Center (Youth) Toll-free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. Hours Mon-Fri 4pm -12am Sat. 12pm- 5pm Email 

The Trevor Project (Youth) (866) 488-7386 LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 Suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning. Text, chat or call to reach a trained counselor. 

Coming Out Resources: "The LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline is a free and confidential place to talk openly about issues and concerns on coming out (how ever that may mean for you) with a dedicated LGBTQIA+ peer support volunteer.  YOU ARE WELCOME HERE." 888-OUT-LGBT (888-688-5428)

Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. United States.   

Contact Care Line 800-273-TALK (8255)  Where Listening Saves Lives your East Tennessee Lifeline crisis center.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 Call Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-356-6767 Counselors are available 24/7 to help you form a safety plan, point you towards the right places and agencies, or just listen. 


The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Our NAMI Tennessee Affiliates are offering virtual support groups and classes, along with some in-person support groups with social distancing restrictions.  800-467-3589  Email

Mobile Crisis Unit Helen Ross McNabb Center If it is determined that the person in crisis needs to be seen, a master's level clinician will meet with the client in person or via video conference to determine level of care needed. Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline (865) 539-2409. 

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee We are committed to being one of the main links to services within the area. With so many different treatment options, it can be overwhelming to try and identify which service is right for you. Adult Crisis Services For: Knox, Loudon, Blount, Monroe, Sevier County: Helen Ross McNabb (865)-539-2409 For Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Scott, Campbell County: Ridgeview (865)-481-6176

The Middle Path We believe that Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the most effective way to regulate emotions. We therapeutically teach our clients how to regulate, manage distress, improve boundaries and live mindfully. Our therapy takes place in a home like setting. LGBTQIA+  ADULT IOP Group, lead by a queer community member offers help individuals.  (865) 693-7453 @themiddlepathknox 


PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Our Pet Loss Support Group is held via telehealth. Sessions are free of charge and open to the community as well as to clients of the UT Veterinary Medical Center.  They provide: A caring environment where people can share their varied experiences of loss and grieving with others who are having similar experiences. A place to remember and honor the life of the animal* who has died. An opportunity to learn additional ways of coping with the loss of an animal. Resources regarding issues related to pet loss. For more information, please call 865-755-8839. 

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