According to the Tennessee Department of Health, three Tennesseans lose their lives every day to suicide – the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee.
Frontier Health has bought the former Johnson City Specialty Hospital at 208 E. Unaka Ave. with plans to expand its substance abuse and crisis services there, a Friday press release from the company stated.
Frontier Health held a luncheon Thursday to introduce new programs after the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse services recently awarded $4.5 million to Frontier and other Tennessee youth behavioral health services as part of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 passed in April.
Education and economic development ties into some of the most pressing health and mental health issues here in Central Appalachia, according to Randy Wykoff, the founding dean of the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health.
Dr. Meira Yasin, an assistant professor in the East Tennessee State University College of Nursing has learned a lot about trauma-informed care through her humanitarian work in other parts of the world.
As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month arrives in September, mental health experts are hoping to continue to shed more light on the rising suicide rates in Tennessee and the region.
An East Tennessee State University researcher studying new ways to treat depression has garnered federal funding to bolster those efforts.
We often call 911 when dealing with a health emergency, but policymakers are now considering creating a new, three-digit number to call during a mental health crisis.
A group of conservatives and libertarians met Thursday night in Morristown to speak against the death penalty on the night Billy Ray Irick, a man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a child, was set to be executed.
A local disability rights advocate and activist traveled to Washington D.C. last week to urge state representatives to push for legislation supporting those with autism and other disabilities.
Postpartum Support International of Tennessee will be holding their Climb Out of the Darkness fundraising event on Saturday at 9 a.m. to honor the courageous women who have fought and struggled with maternal mental health issues.
Frontier Health will be holding a course entitled “Question, Persuade and Refer,” which will teach attendees how to help save the lives of people suffering from suicidal depression.
The United Health Foundation recently released its 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report focusing on senior health in Tennessee.
Some mental health experts and disability advocates believe the spike in autism statistics have more to do with improved diagnostics rather than an actual rise in autism.
As final exams creep closer, students and faculty at East Tennessee State University are looking for ways to de-stress.