Online Mental Health Resources

Psychoeducation Videos

I love this YouTube about the central nervous system and how trauma and stress impact our capacity for regulation and disregulation!

Online Mental Health Resources

Sometimes, mental health care is not immediately available when we decide we need it. The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

Associations & Institutes

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines


Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Addiction and Recovery

Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Developmental Disorders



  • provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
  • is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.


Tennessee Specific Resources

Knoxville Mental Health Resources

Sometimes mental health providers are hard to access immediately. By the time most folks actually make their first call to a mental health provider, they have picked up the phone several times, or drafted an email more than three times. So by the time you are asking for help, it can feel imminently important. However, most providers don’t have immediate openings (though some do) and it can be a bit of a wait from a few days through a month or more. So here are some Knoxville local resources should you need them.


Safety Concerns

Mobile Crisis in Knox, Sevier, Blount via Helen Ross McNabb Center (865) 539-2409

Mobile Crisis in Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Campbell, and Scott Counties via Ridgeview Health: 1-800-870-5481

Text Help to 741-741 for a counselor response.


Tennessee Resources

Finding Help: These resources were borrowed from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) TN, their presence here does not indicate an endorsement but merely an available list of options.

East Tennessee

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (865) 974-9888
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (800) 559-2252
  • Al-Anon/ Alateen
    (865) 525-9040
  • Johnson City Crisis Stabilization Unit
    (877) 928-9062
  • Magnolia Ridge (Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment)
    (423) 232-4130


Middle Tennessee

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (615) 831-1050
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (800) 559-2252
  • Al-Anon/ Alateen
    (615) 333-6066
  • Oak Plains Academy (Residential Treatment for Children & Adolescents)
    (931) 362-4723

West Tennessee

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (877) 426-8330
  • Al-Anon/ Alateen
    (901) 323-0321
Anti-Racism Reading/Watching Resources


There is no “one” right reading list for attending to the current conversations around racism, how to be an anti-racist, and how to begin the work of ally ship with the Black community as non-Black folks. These are a few resources I have found immensely helpful. This is not exhaustive.


10 Best Books on Anti-Racism - Essential Anti-Racism Reading List


I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review | Katy's Life Story Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the ...


Me And White SupremacyFearing the Black Body: Strings: 9781479886753: Books

Viewing Options are a plenty.

Netflix and Hulu are great places to look for their “Black Lives Matter” titles. Recently I have seen “American Son” and “13th.”

There is a new documentary called “Disclosure” also on Netflix that details the media portrayals and experiences of having stories told accurately and inaccurately of the Transgender community. There are lots of intersectional conversation around Black Trans bodies as well.

Podcasts I Love

I’ve been loving podcasts during the time of Covid-19, especially on walks. I particularly love mental health, body image, anti-racism, and Social Work podcasts. I’m linking to the podcast webpages but you can find them anywhere you love podcasts.

Check these out:

`The Needy Podcast with Mara Glatzel, Mara is an intuitive coach for femme, women, and nonbinary people who need help embracing their status as needy humans.  (shameless self plug: Season 2: episode 42 is me talking about taking off my super hero cape).

Where Should We begin with Esther Perel, Couples therapy work with a famously known couple’s therapist.

Notice That, is a podcast for therapists or helpers who do EMDR in their practice. There are some client resources within, not sure if it would be an overwhelming listen for non-practitioners.

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown, I mean. Brene Brown, folks. She’s my Social Work hero. This podcast is phenomenal.

The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber, I have been doing my own work recently around unwinding my experiences of religious oppression and harm and I’ve found this podcast to be really beautiful and moving. She interviews humans about their confessions of their worst behavior and offers them awareness and compassion.

Belonging with Becca Piastrelli, new to this one but she discusses coming home to yourself in a state of loneliness.

Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack, also new to this one but the description is ‘a weekly Tarot podcast about life, death, and rebirth.