• Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT) Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT)


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Mission Statement

The Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community for over 60 years. Since its founding, the mission of the agency has been to promote mental health for all people through advocacy, education and service.

Over the years, the Association has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. Last year alone we were able to share our message of hope for mental wellness to over 100,000 individuals.

By being a frontline resource for the community, the MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.


Current Services

J. Speed Thomas Mental Health Assistance Center provides consultations, information, and referrals about mental illness and community resources to consumers, family members, and mental health professionals. The assistance center helps over 1,500 clients with mental health concerns each year.

The Aging Services Program assists caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's disease through educational classes, in-home consultations, and support groups.

Erasing the Stigma is a statewide mental health education program that makes presentations to schools, businesses, civic clubs, and faith-based organizations. The program offers a series of educational presentations and written material to schools, businesses, faith based organizations, civic clubs, and Girl Scout troops across the state of TN.

The I.C. HOPE - "Don't Duck Mental Health" campaign serves to dispel the negative images associated with mental illness. The friendly face of the duck with its healing bandage promises to show that mental illness is not shameful or unusual, nor is it shameful to help those in need.

The Hispanic Outreach Program (HOP) helps Spanish-speaking clients access mental health providers and services, advocates for increased mental health services for Nashville's foreign-born residents and builds coalitions with other agencies to create new resources. Additionally, HOP provides educational/support groups for Hispanic women and middle and high school students.

The TennCare Partners Advocacy Line (TPAL) is a statewide program that assists the 1.2 million TennCare-eligible Tennesseans in accessing mental health and substance abuse benefits. TPAL also offers free presentations to both consumers and providers about the TennCare Partners Program and how we can help.

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) works across the state to teach communities effective suicide prevention/intervention techniques that can be used by parents, peers, educators and non-mental health professionals, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee. In addition, the Tennessee Lives Count (TLC) Project trains adults who have contact with children and youth at high risk for suicide attempts.



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