The following information will provide students, parents, school personnel, and other members of the community with a brief overview of special education. If you have specific questions, we encourage you to call the Department of Student Supports.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support 1-800-273-8255
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Crisis Text LineText “TN” to 741-741 to be connected to a crisis counselorThe line will provide immediate support and referrals for suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking and more.
Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline865-539-2409Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) provides a 24-hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The program provides assessments, triage, and access to appropriate levels of care.Mental Health Association of East TennesseeThe Mental Health Association of East Tennessee is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about mental health issues.Tennessee Suicide Prevention NetworkThe Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Recommendations for Parents and Students Regarding "13 Reasons Why"National Association of School Psychologist "13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series: Considerations for EducatorsMHAET brief screening tools, including screening for adolescent depression.