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Mental Health

If you qualify for VA health care, you can get high-quality mental health services as part of your benefits. You may also be able to get care for certain mental health problems even if you don't have VA health care.

VA Cares: Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide is the 11th most frequent cause of death in the US: someone dies from suicide every 16 minutes. Suicidal ideas and attempts to harm oneself are the result of problems that may seem like they can't be fixed. The VA Tennessee Valley Health Care system stands ready to reach out and help veterans at risk for suicide. Seek professional help...Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention hotline and indicate you are a veteran. You'll be immediately connected to VA suicide prevention and mental health professionals. We can help-- If you feel you are in Crisis--Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and press 1 or contact your local VA Medical Center or Vet Center today!

Suicide Is Not The Answer

Are you, or someone you love, at risk of suicide? Get help if you notice any of the following:

  • Talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Trying to get pills, guns, or other ways to harm oneself
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide
  • Hopelessness
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting in a reckless or risky way
  • Feeling trapped, like there's no way out
  • Saying or feeling there's no reason for living

Suicide Prevention Letter from the Under Secretary for Health

About the Program

The mental health services at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being. We conduct research and training to ensure state-of-the-art treatment.

Services Offered

Mental health care services provided at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System include programs for —

  • Homeless Program
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Use Treatment Services
    • Screenings and Assessments
    • Low Intensity Outpatient and High Intensity Outpatient (IOP) Treatment
    • Aftercare groups and individual aftercare
    • To schedule an appointment call 615-225-6820

Confidentiality

Mental health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your mental health consultant.

Contact Us:

  • 615-873-6967 (Nashville)
  • 615-225-3600 (Murfreesboro)
  • If you feel you are in Crisis--Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and press 1

Contact Info

Location

  • Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 615-873-7450
  • 615-225-3720

Hours of Operation

  • M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.