When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases and are beginning to show signs or symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. We don’t ignore them. In fact, we develop a plan of action to reverse and sometimes stop the progression of the disease. So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness?

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When you or someone close to you starts to experience the early warning signs of mental illness, knowing what the risk factors and symptoms are will help to catch them early. Often times, family and friends are the first to support a person through these early stages. Like other health conditions, we need to address the symptoms early, identify the underlying illness, and plan an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health.

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Screening is an anonymous, free and private way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental illness. A screening only takes a few minutes, and after you are finished you will be given information about the next steps you should take based on the results. A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health.

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Has your life become unmanageable? Are you overwhelmed by stress? Has depression been taken over by anger, addiction and erratic behavior? Don’t worry, you are not alone and when you are ready we can help you find the help you need to begin the journey to recovery. We know what you are going through because we have been in your shoes ourselves! Contact us – we are here to help.

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I am grateful for the journey that has brought me to this joyful place in life, knowing that I am here for a reason!

Sheryl, Knoxville, TN

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What a relief to finally be able to put a name to my problems and begin to understand that I was ill and not just a bad guy.

Ron, Knoxville, TN

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Peer Recovery Call Center

Have you or a loved one been dealing with an emotional struggle? Feel that no one would understand or can't help you? The Peer Recovery Call Center staff does! If you need treatment for a mental health or substance abuse issue, give us a call. The PRCC will work with you to find the best treatment resource available to you. Give us a call! (865)-584-9125 or email us at info@mhaet.com.

The B4Stage4 Luncheon

Holiday Inn World's Fair / Tennessean
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
May 9, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

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Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Are you tired, blue, irritable, or worn-down? Have you noticed that you don't enjoy things as much as you used to? Do you spend too much time worrying? Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? It could be more than stress. Its time to find out what it is.

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