A qualified clinician will come to the Emergency Room or talk to a patient via Telemed to determine which course of treatment is appropriate for the current situation. Please note that inpatient hospitalization is not always the outcome of a MCU evaluation, but the clinician will provide resources and community support if the recommendation is for an alternative to inpatient care. NOTE: Crisis service providers vary by county.
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is an alternative to inpatient treatment during the time of a crisis. The CSU provides a medical detox and crisis stabilization in a less intensive environment. Patients will receive a thorough medicine evaluation and be linked with community resources once they are mentally stable. Also, the CSU is specifically for patients who do NOT have insurance but are in need of evaluation. For more information, please call (865)-541-6958.
For Hamblen, Cocke, Jefferson, Grainger, Claiborne, and Union County: Cherokee – (423)- 586-5031
For Knox, Loudon, Blount, Monroe, and Sevier County: Peninsula – (865)-539-2409
For Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Scott, and Campbell County: Ridgeview – (865)-481-6176
For anyone under the age of 18 – any East Tennessee County: Youth Villages – 1-866-791-9224
Peer support can be one of the most significant tools a person can use on the journey to recovery. This model relies on individuals who live with mental illness to provide peer-to-peer support to others, drawing on their own experiences to promote wellness and recovery. Contact the Peer Support Center closest to you for more information:
Health Recovery Group - Morristown 865-207-1047
Friendship Place - Harriman 865-882-7694
Horizons - Oak Ridge 865-483-5457
Wings - LaFollette 423-562-2022
Friendship House - Knoxville 865-541-6635
Knox Recovery Center - Knoxville 865-374-7148
Maryville Recovery Center - Maryville - 865-379-6030
Sevierville Recovery Center - Sevierville - 865-374
Often the best advise can come from those who have dealt with similar experiences and who have the same health conditions.
Double Trouble Group (for people with both a psychiatric and addiction disorder) Call Mike 374-7150 for more info;
DBSA* Pendulums of Knoxville for depression & bipolar disorder. 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7 p.m.call Laura: (865) 545-3008
DBSA Knoxville for depression & bipolar disorder call Larry or Linda. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 630 PM : (865) 981-4291 or (865) 308-2530
DBSA* Blount County for depression & bipolar disorder call Larry or Linda: (865) 981-4291 or (865) 308-2530
Celebrate Recovery, at Cokesbury United Methodist Center, provides recovery support groups for addictions, eating disorders, anger management and abuse. Thursdays evenings. Call 693-0353
Knoxville Suicide Grievers Support Group - Survivors of suicide. Meets 2nd Thursdays. Call PJ 865-671-9631
Survivors of Suicide - for those left behind 865-984-4223 Maryville
Additional Support Groups may be identified by calling 865-584-9125
Education programs, taught by certified peer specialists, play a key role in each person's recovery, by giving students the tools to identify potential problems, formulate personal crisis plans, maintain wellness and manage their treatment and recovery plan.
Peninsula Recovery Education Center (REC), staffed by TN Certified Peer Specialists, is a place where people who struggle with mental illness develop their own programs to enhance and support their recovery. Participants can participate in many groups or classes, including the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Job Readiness classes. Call 865.374.7151 or visit www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org.
BRIDGES, which stands for Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support, is a peer-taught course on mental illness, mental health treatment and self-help skills provided by the Tennessee.
Mental Health Consumers Association. Call 888-539-0393. http://tmhca-tn.org/
Housing and other Recovery Information - http://www.recoverywithinreach.org/