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Emotional Support Line

For All Tennessee Residents

If you are a Tennessee resident, and you want to talk to someone about feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, or depression related to your work, the MHART Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially-trained mental health professionals who can help.

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(1-888-MHART-TN) (Call or Text)

Hours Available:
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CDT), 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (EDT)

The MHART Emotional Support Line is a free service for Tennessee residents battling coronavirus and other disasters. The Support Line was created by MHART in partnership with the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS) and the National Association of Social Workers Tennessee Chapter.

Daily operation of the support line is now being overseen by Family and Children Services (FCS).  As a result of a joint partnership with The Tennessee Department of Education, The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, MHART, TAADAS, and FCS, the Emotional Support Line was officially expanded to include educators statewide on December 1st, 2020. Now it's available to all residents of the State of Tennessee.

Call now to speak with a licensed mental health professional.

  • The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.
  • The Emotional Support Line is staffed by mental health professionals.
  • Examples of topics we can discuss with you include coping, anxiety, grief, worry, survivors' guilt, and depression.
  • This service does not provide clinical, medical, or therapeutic service.

Please note that the MHART Emotional Support Line should not substitute for the Tennessee Crisis Line. If you are in immediate danger and have thoughts of self-harm, please contact the Tennessee Crisis Line at 1-855-Crisis-1.