Online Mental Health Resources

Online Mental Health Resources

Sometimes, mental health care is not immediately available when we decide we need it. The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

Associations & Institutes

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines


Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Addiction and Recovery

Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Developmental Disorders



  • provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
  • is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.


Tennessee Specific Resources

Knoxville Mental Health Resources

Sometimes mental health providers are hard to access immediately. By the time most folks actually make their first call to a mental health provider, they have picked up the phone several times, or drafted an email more than three times. So by the time you are asking for help, it can feel imminently important. However, most providers don’t have immediate openings (though some do) and it can be a bit of a wait from a few days through a month or more. So here are some Knoxville local resources should you need them.


Safety Concerns

Mobile Crisis in Knox, Sevier, Blount via Helen Ross McNabb Center (865) 539-2409

Mobile Crisis in Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Campbell, and Scott Counties via Ridgeview Health: 1-800-870-5481

Text Help to 741-741 for a counselor response.


Tennessee Resources

Finding Help: These resources were borrowed from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) TN, their presence here does not indicate an endorsement but merely an available list of options.

East Tennessee

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (865) 974-9888
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (800) 559-2252
  • Al-Anon/ Alateen
    (865) 525-9040
  • Johnson City Crisis Stabilization Unit
    (877) 928-9062
  • Magnolia Ridge (Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment)
    (423) 232-4130


Middle Tennessee

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (615) 831-1050
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (800) 559-2252
  • Al-Anon/ Alateen
    (615) 333-6066
  • Oak Plains Academy (Residential Treatment for Children & Adolescents)
    (931) 362-4723

West Tennessee

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (877) 426-8330
  • Al-Anon/ Alateen
    (901) 323-0321
Anti-Racism Reading/Watching Resources

There is no “one” right reading list for attending to the current conversations around racism, how to be an anti-racist, and how to begin the work of ally ship with the Black community as non-Black folks. These are a few resources I have found immensely helpful. This is not exhaustive.


10 Best Books on Anti-Racism - Essential Anti-Racism Reading List

Truthfully, I’ve read portions of “The New Jim Crow”, all of “Between the World and Me”, and am mid-way through “White Fragility.”

I am also reading

I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review | Katy's Life Story

planning to check this book out next “Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad; and about to finish “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

Me And White Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the ...

Also really interested to readFearing the Black Body: Strings: 9781479886753: Books

Viewing Options are a plenty.

Netflix and Hulu are great places to look for their “Black Lives Matter” titles. Recently I have seen “American Son” and “13th.”

There is a new documentary called “Disclosure” also on Netflix that details the media portrayals and experiences of having stories told accurately and inaccurately of the Transgender community. There are lots of intersectional conversation around Black Trans bodies as well.