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Community based resources that are free to you. Please keep us informed of changes or additions.

Crisis Resources

For Emergencies

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8355 toll-free

Crisis Text Line - text 741741 from anywhere in the US

Mobile Crisis Unit - 1-855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471)

Alabama

Mental Health

AL Department of Mental Health - A variety of services and links

NAMI Alabama - Provides support groups and connects families

Mental Health America Alabama - Mental health resources and referrals

Crisis Center - Birmingham - Services that promote coping, emotional health and well-being in Central Alabama (Blount County, Jefferson County, St. Clair County, Shelby County and Walker County)

Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association - Find a psychiatrist

Alabama Psychological Association - Find a psychologist

National Association of Social Workers - Alabama

National Alliance On Mental Illness - Alabama 

Alabama Department of Mental Health (This link should also provide you with a list of Community Mental Health Centers in your area.)

Alzheimer's Association - Mid South Chapter

Alzheimer's Association - Alabama Florida Panhandle Chapter

Kentucky

Mental Health

Mental Health America in Kentucky: Improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services in Kentucky through advocacy with local, state and federal policy-makers, education, and promotion of research-based practices among providers.

NAMI Kentucky: Works across a broad array of policy and advocacy issues to advocate for effective and timely treatment to help prevent suicides, violence, homelessness, and incarceration.

Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group: Decreasing suicide deaths and attempts through advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

Tennessee Resources

Community resources

211 - Variety of essential needs and general community information

Find Help (formerly Aunt Bertha) - Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health

Mental Health America of the MidSouth (TN east of Memphis and west of Crossville) - mental health screening and resource referral

TN Mental Health Consumers Association - promotes recovery and community through peer support, education and advocacy.

NAMI Tennessee - provides mental health support groups and connects families

TN Suicide Prevention Network - suicide prevention

TN Association of Community Mental Health Centers - can help you locate care in your community

Memphis Addiction Help - West TN locator for addiction treatment

Nashville Psychotherapy Institute - Online directory of therapists

The Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & Other Addiction Services (TAADAS) - focused on providing addition services. Also offers REDLINE: 800-889-9789

TN Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) - Peer services for those needing housing, employment, education, training and general assistance.

My Health Care Home - Directory of TN Charitable Clinics

TN Disability Pathfinder - Searchable database of resources

Recovery Within Reach - Web site exploring recovery from Mental illness, including resources, housing, art, peer stories and links.

Prescription Assistance

NeedyMeds - Provides free information on patient assistance programs. Their lists of programs are updated regularly. You can search for assistance by drug name, diagnosis, and more. Needy Meds also offers a free discount drug card.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance - Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. PPA offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Patient Advocate Foundation - Provides patients with arbitration, mediation, and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.

RxAssist - Online resource center with information about patient assistance programs, Medicare Part D, programs for low cost medications and other issues related to pharmaceutical access.

Together Rx Access - Helps uninsured get immediate savings on hundreds of prescription products at their local pharmacy.

Food Resources

Meal Train - Online tool to organize meals for a loved one with the help of family and friends. Features include an interactive online calendar, alerts and reminders, and the ability to list meal preferences and allergies.

Take Them a Meal - Create a customized online signup sheet that makes it easy for friends and family to coordinate meal preparation and delivery. The site also offers recipes.