Tennessee Officials Held Private Budget Meeting Over Federal Covid Funds

On Wednesday, September 1, Tennessee Officials Held A Private Budget Hearing Regarding New Federal Covid Aid. Different State Departments Pitched Ideas On How The $3.8 Billion In Funds Should Be Spent. A Second Private Meeting Was Held On Thursday But Neither Was Publicized.

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TN Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Receives $53M In New Federal Funding

The Tennessee Department Of Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Is Receiving More Than $53 Million In Additional Funding From The Federal Government To Address Post-Covid Mental Health And Substance Use Needs.

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TN Pandemic Stress Support Line Adds Texting Capability

Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line For Pandemic Stress Is Adding A New Method For People To Reach Out For Help. The Free And Confidential Line Now Has The Capability To Offer Assistance Via Text Message.

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Community Calls for Budget Changes to Prioritize Crisis Services

“When we worry about our health outcomes, when we are often physically estranged from others and when we are concerned about the future, mental health suffers.”

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