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COVID-19 Vaccine Anxiety
As more Tennessee residents become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, some may experience hesitation or stress related to receiving their first (or second) dose. Vaccine related anxiety is a valid emotion, and there are ways to help combat dealing with uncertainty. It’s important to identify the source of your anxiety related to the vaccine.
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CRISIS AND MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING SERVICES
Screenings - Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. They are a checkup from the neck up! This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see you results, recommendations and key resources.
SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
Crisis Text Line
Text TN to 741-741 -
Will be connected immediately to a trained crisis counselor 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK
(1-800-273-8255)

Tennessee Crisis Line
Call 1-855-CRISIS-1
(1-855-274-7471)
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or
text “Talk With Us” to 66746
TN Disaster Mental Health Strike Team
Call 865-363-1239
Team is open to taking calls from any senior who is feeling high anxiety and needs to speak to someone



KnoxWellThe KnoxWell Taskforce was convened by Mayor Indya Kincannon’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to the increasing mental health needs caused by the pandemic.

The taskforce was composed of members from major community stakeholders and the first meeting was in April, 2020.

The taskforce’s mission is to share information across organizations that treat mental health conditions, identify gaps in services, and collaborate and share resources to address those gaps.

The taskforce also aims to promote wellbeing across all sectors of Knoxville and for all of its citizens.


Members of Knoxville COVID-19 Mental Health Taskforce

• Kristina Gordon (Chair) – Professor, University of Tennessee Clinical Psychology Program
• Marie Alcorn – United Way VP of Community Relations
• Hannah Bergmann, MPPA, Public Health Education - Tobacco Use Prevention and Control, KCHD's Community Health Department
• Janice Cook – Knox County Schools, Director of School Culture
• Deisha Finley – Knox County CAC, Office on Aging
• Carter Hall – City of Knoxville, Policy and Strategic Projects
• Ben Harrington – CEO, Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
• Mary Katsikas – Helen Ross McNabb – Senior Director of Children and Youth Mental Health Programming
• Parinda Khatri – Cherokee Health Systems, Chief Clinical Officer
• Jennifer Moralejo – Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice, formerly at Family Justice Center
• Courtney Niemann – Metro Drug Coalition, Project Director
• Amy Rowling – Knox County Health Department
• Matt Ryerson – CEO, United Way
• Shawn Spurgeon – Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Educational Psychology and Counseling Program
• Michael Waltke – Helen Ross McNabb, Senior Director of Adult Mental Health Programming