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Healthcare Workers & First Responders

If you are a Tennessee healthcare worker or first responder and you want to talk to someone about feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, or depression related to your work, the COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially-trained, local volunteers who can help.

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(1-888-MHART-TN)

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

The Tennessee COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline is a free service for healthcare workers battling coronavirus on the front line.

You are supporting us, and we are here to support you.

Examples of healthcare workers include, but are not limited to:

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician's assistants 
  • Hospital, clinic, and urgent care staff (medical, environmental, food service, administrative, etc.)
  • Pharmacist and pharmacy staff 
  • Residential treatment center staff
  • Child welfare agency staff
  • Recovery support professionals
  • Domestic violence and homeless shelter staff
  • EMT/paramedic
  • Law enforcement 
  • Fire department 
  • Birth doulas
  • Home health service providers
  • Hospital clergy
  • Military

Call now to speak with a volunteer 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 volunteer 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 Tennessee COVID-19 Emotional Support Line for Tennessee Healthcare Providers 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.