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Mental Health Associations:
• Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) - a regional affiliate of the Tennessee Psychological Association (TPA). Provides a membership directory and list of psychotherapists by categories.
• Mental Health Association of Greater Knoxville
• National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
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Mental Health Facilities:
• Blount Memorial Hospital Emotional Health and Recovery Center - treat adults ages 18 years and older who voluntarily seek help for emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety and compulsive/dependent disorders; addictions such as chemical dependency and eating disorders; and psychiatric dysfunction such as psychosis and schizophrenia.
• Buffalo Valley - provide alcohol and substance abuse treatment, transitional and permanent housing, economic and community development and other supportive services for low income, homeless, and other residents of rural Tennessee to help them move through a continuum of care into recovery, meaningful employment and safe and secure housing.
• Child Net - A division of Helen Ross McNabb Center. Child Net is an innovative program for children ages 2 through 12 who are experiencing trauma, mental illness, and/or behavioral problems. Children often have difficulty accessing care because of financial barriers or because their problems are not of a certain diagnosis, and are at risk of slipping through the cracks of the system. The goal of Child Net is to provide counseling, behavior management, and community support to these at-risk children before their situation becomes desperate. Treatment is individualized for each child using play and art therapy along with family therapy and behavioral training. Child Net also provides case management and liaison services to the child's school, daycare, and to other professionals.
• Cherokee Health Systems - treatment for both mental health and substance abuse or addiction problems. Whether you are dealing with a family crisis, a stressful work situation, childhood behavior problems, substance abuse, depression, or a more serious and persistent mental disorder like schizophrenia, Cherokee Health Systems can help.
• Diamond Ranch Academy - Diamond Ranch Academy is a residential treatment center for troubled teens from ages 12-17 offering year round open enrollment. the academy specializes in students who are struggling, but not court adjudicated. The program is an intervention program and is intended to be applied long before a child enters the judicial system.
• The Florence Crittendon Agency, Inc. - Offer residential services for pregnant young women; for young women (aged 13-18) with serious behavioral and emotional problems or who have suffered severe abuse and neglect; help prepare adolescents to live on their own or to be reunited with their family; an intensive alcohol and drug treatment program for teens at high risk.
• McNabb (Helen Ross) Center - provides mental health care services to children, adults, and families in Knoxville and East Tennessee. This regional, not-for-profit integrated system provides mental health, substance abuse, and social services in 21 counties. Teams of psychiatrists, master's level clinicians, nurses, and bachelor's level professionals are available to provide comprehensive, individualized treatment to each client and family.
• Peninsula - Peninsula was created to provide a large number of mental health and alcohol/drug programs, including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
• Peninsula Outpatient Centers - include the Peninsula Lighthouse and freestanding facilities in Knox, Blount, Sevier, Loudon and Monroe Counties. The philosophy of treatment is based on the premise that quality of life for the seriously and persistently mentally ill is enhanced through a less restrictive, community-based alternative to inpatient treatment.
• Peninsula Village - Peninsula Village provides short- and long-term residential treatment for adolescents referred from across the United States who have not responded to more conventional approaches. Many of our patients have previously been treated elsewhere - most on an inpatient basis without enduring success. Oftentimes, Peninsula Village is their last chance for effective treatment before adulthood. Patients come to Peninsula Village with a wide range of problems and diagnoses, including severe depression, over-activity and impulsiveness, dependence and passivity, or the effects of traumatic experiences. Patients often suffer from a combination of disordered conduct, unstable mood and substance abuse or dependency.
• Sertoma Center, Inc.
• Steps House Inc. - Steps House opens its doors to thousands of people seeking relief from the ravages of homelessness and addiction. Steps is well known as a home of recovery with an emphasis toward helping homeless veterans and alcoholics and addicts recover from their addictions as well as helping them obtain life skills for independent living.
• Therapeutic Preschool - The Therapeutic Preschool Program offered at Helen Ross McNabb Center serves children ages 4 to 6 who have been sexually, emotionally, or physically abused or neglected. Children who have suffered major loss, experienced traumatic events, or have emotional or behavioral difficulties related to abuse or trauma may also participate in the program. These children have special emotional requirements that many child care or school facilities are not equipped to accommodate, and that places them at imminent risk for more restrictive placement. The Pre-School can provide services in the least restrictive setting. Program sessions last approximately 14 weeks and consist of 3-hour sessions held 3 times weekly. Parent participation is an integral part of the program. The Therapeutic Preschool is funded by the United Way of Greater Knoxville and a Knox County grant.
Mental Health Agencies, Support Group, & Assistance:
Child & Family Tennessee - Nurtures families to health through prevention, treatment, and advocacy.
Children and Youth Continuous Treatment Team (CTT) - The Continuous Treatment Team (CTT) provides intensive services to children and youth who are diagnosed as seriously and persistently mentally ill, and identified as at imminent risk of potential hospitalization or other therapeutic out-of-home placement. Program components include case management, individual and family therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric services. Comprehensive services include therapeutic intervention, skills building, medication management, school intervention, crisis intervention and stabilization, advocacy, and referral assistance. The goals of the program include symptom reduction, restoration of functioning, reduction of inpatient placements, and maintaining and improving the quality of life for these young people. Many services are delivered in the home or other natural setting.
Children and Youth Integrated Services Team (IST) - The Integrated Service Team provides intake assessment, case management, therapy, and medication services to children ages 5 to 17 who are diagnosed with a mental illness and are experiencing significant emotional and/or behavioral difficulties due to symptoms related to their diagnosis, mental health issues of their parent or guardian, or a history of abuse or neglect. Typical diagnoses for children receiving IST services include ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders (including bipolar), and thought disorders. Staff members also link with schools, community services, and other support systems.
Peninsula Lighthouse Group of Families Anonymous - Help for adult family members and friends concerned about someone's use of alcohol or drugs. We are a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental group. No fees. No sign-up. Come as you are. 6:00-7:00 pm Tuesdays - 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd. (off Middlebrook), 371919.
Youth Villages - Youth Villages is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families live successfully. We offer home-based counseling to children and families, and therapeutic foster care.
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