Mental Health Links

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups

DBSA offers five support groups in southeast Tennessee for people suffering depression, bipolar illness, or other mood disorders. Friends and family are always welcome. Helpful printed information is available at all meetings.

Adolescent Pendulums (ages 17 and younger)
Every Sunday at 2:30, East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road, East Ridge

Children’s Pendulums (for family and friends of children with mood disorders; children are encouraged to attend)
Every Sunday at 2:30, East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road, East Ridge

East Ridge Pendulums
Every Monday at 7 PM, East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road, East Ridge

Jasper Pendulums
Every Thursday at 6 PM, the Cottage, 112 College Street, Jasper

Women’s Pendulums (for women with mood disorders)
One Monday a month at 7 PM at East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road, East Ridge; call (423) 653-2177 for dates

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Basic information on the symptoms, causes, and treatment of bipolar disorder provided by WorldMedAssist, a medical tourism service.

Addiction and Suicide
A thorough overview of the connections between substance abuse and suicide, as provided by AddictionCenter.com, an addiction treatment referral service.

Bipolar Disorder Learning Center
A more in-depth resource for people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones as provided by Healthline, an interactive resource for mental and medical health treatment.

Depression Screening
Mental Health America offers a 10-question online depression screening mechanism on its website.

DrugWatch.com
DrugWatch.com features a comprehensive list of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications currently or formerly on the market and outlines their potential side-effects, including the potential for depression and suicidal behavior.

Freedom Rings: The LGBTQ Addiction Recovery Blog
A resource for LGBTQ  individuals seeking support and connectedness while recovering from substance abuse and mental illness. Noteworthy for its resources on internalized homophobia, a major suicide risk factor for this group.

The Front Porch
Operated by the Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network (a project of Methodist Healthcare), the Front Porch gives you access to a system of tools and resources for the Memphis and Mid-South area, gathered for the sole purpose of helping those with depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse.  Whether you need advice for yourself or a loved one, the Front Porch is here to provide you with information and applications you can use to brighten your outlook.

The Medical Malpractice Center
The Medical Malpractice Center is a non-profit that offers information and resources for people who have encountered medical and/or mental health malpractice., such as medication errors and flawed practices, and to spreading awareness of the problem of malpractice and helping families dealing with its affects.

National Alliance for Mental Illness
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. The NAMI website provides a listing of Tennessee NAMI affiliates.

NIMH – National Institute/Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

Recovery Forever
This dual-diagnosis treatment facility helps adults (ages 18 and up) with substance abuse and/or mental health issues, offering long-term residential substance abuse treatment with full psychiatric care at its facility in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA is An Agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
 

A specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, with four locations in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.