Mr. Ben Harrington, Executive Director
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 104-A
Knoxville, TN 37930-2731
Client Services: Peer Recovery Call Center & Free Mental Health Screenings
The Peer Recovery Call Center and Free Mental Health Screenings Program provide essential supports and services to residents who need mental health services. The Peer Recovery Call Center employs nationally certified peer support specialists who provide peer support, assistance and motivation to persons to enter and most importantly, to stay engaged in treatment, while the Free Mental Health Screenings program is a free, anonymous way for persons with limited means or privacy concerns to determine if they need treatment for mental health or addiction, changing what people know about mental illness and providing instant results and motivation to seek treatment. During this pandemic year, these programs faced significant and challenging demands to flex services to more people, to meet increased and worsening symptoms of clients and screen thousands more persons struggling with previously unrecognized symptoms of mental illness.
Mental Health 101
Mental Health 101 is a school based early intervention program serving middle and high school students. Students can recognize symptoms of mental illness and suicidal behaviors in their peers earlier, and intervene to prevent suicides, reduce suicidal behaviors (planning, attempts) while increasing the number of youths engaged in treatment. As a result of this program, Knox County Schools now requires the program at every middle and high school.