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