Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee

Rating: 4.75 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 295 Plus Park Boulevard Suite 201 Nashville TN 37217 USA

Mission: The Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee promotes mental health for all people through education, advocacy, and service.
Programs: The MHAC serves a critical role in referring individuals to service providers and other relevant resources. The center helps over 1,200 clients with mental health concerns each year. Callers speak with a mental health professional; the MHAC is then able to connect the caller with the most appropriate resources. This reduces the number of calls the person has to make to find the right services. Brochures relevant to the callers' needs are sent if needed. Callers are informed about prescription assistance programs in the community which are designed to provide free or low cost medications. The MHAC also provides mental health training to interpreters and health care providers across the state. Interpreters are trained on mental health diagnoses, treatments, systems and ethics. In turn, mental health providers are trained on how to conduct a session in which an interpreter is being utilized. These complementary trainings help to reduce language barriers for non-English speaking persons.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee is a great resource for those with mental illnesses, family members, and those working with the mentally ill. They have knowledgeable and skilled employees and volunteers who can assist our every growing Spanish speaking population. I enjoy volunteering at the Runnin' to Beat the Blues, mainly so I can have my photo taken with Mr. I. C. Hope!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

In the many years that I have been involved in the field of mental illness, there has been one organization that stands out in the support of the consumer, Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. It is the one agency that connects all ages, children through geriatrics with specialized mental health and wellness resources. Through the supportive leadership of Tom Starling he has brought together community Psychiatric Hospitals united for our mission of providing services that improve the quality of life to patients with mental illness. This organization continues to raise awareness of mental illness and advocates for parity in a world where there is still a stigma if you have mental illness. We are grateful for their presence in our community.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee for more than 10 years. The Executive Director, Tom Starling, has led this nonprofit through 4 or 5 of the most difficult years in our economy all the while keeping the organization in the black and continuing to provide excellent service to our community and those in need. I am a former board member and have stayed involved with the organization because of the great work they do! Katy Sheesley

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

MHA has served a critical role serving the mental health wellness and education needs in our community. The programs, services, and staff have grown in impact and efficiency over the past several years.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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