I need help…who do I call?

Talking to your loved one about behavioral health problems can be difficult. One of the most important ways you can help a loved one is by connecting them to professionals that can help with their treatment and recovery. Talk to your healthcare provider about resources that you can tap into to get your loved one the help they need.

You can also reach out using a toll-free, confidential hotline with trained resources available 24/7, 365 days a year to help with behavioral health issues:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress for you or your loved one.
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) provides support to help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis (1-855-CRISIS or 1-855-274-7471. All calls are routed to a trained crisis specialist in your area. You can also text TN to 741741 to connect to the crisis text line.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (1-800-662-HELP) is a free referral service that can help you find the resources you need for recovery.

Medicare coverage and state resources for substance abuse disorders

Medicare provides coverage for mental health and substance abuse screening and treatment, but the prevalence of substance abuse disorders and access to care and services varies by state. These article includes information about Medicare coverage for mental health and substance abuse, opioid treatment programs, and state resources for alcohol and substance abuse treatment:

Fact Sheets

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