How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness


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Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee.

WGNS Radio asked Rabkin if someone was able to identify a mental illness or recognized by a family member, would the Rutherford County Health Department be able to help in a treatment plan?

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Federal Programs Related to - Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs or who suffer from acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances or are having problems coping with daily living.

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.


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