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Dialogue: Mental Health Programs in Tennessee Schools

When Tennessee students ask for help with their mental health, or more likely don’t ask for help, what help is available to them? In addition to school counselors, who else is there for assistance? WUOT's Chrissy Keuper discussed this with Kayla Mumphrey, Director of School-Based Initiatives at the Tennessee Department of Health and Substance Abuse Services; Caitlin Ensley, Senior Director of Education and Outreach at the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee; Lindsay Stone, Director of Children and Youth Mental Health Programming at the McNabb Center; and Janice Cook, Director of School Culture for Knox County Schools.

More information:

Toll-free number for support via McNabb Center: 1-800-255-9711 

The Mental Health Association’s Peer Recovery Call Center: 865-584-9125 or info@mhaet.com

MHAET's Free Mental Health Screenings

Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Chrissy served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.