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The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) is a statewide trade association representing Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) and other nonprofit corporations that provide behavioral health services. These organizations have historically met the needs of mentally ill and chemically dependent citizens of Tennessee from all age groups and socioeconomic levels. The TAMHO member organizations have been the virtual cornerstone of the community-based behavioral health system throughout the state since the 1950s and today serve as the primary provider network for the TennCare Program, Tennessee's Medicaid waiver program.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis, please contact Tennessee's Toll-Free Adult Statewide Crisis Telephone Line at
1-855-274-7471 or dial 911.
If you are looking for services in your area, click here.

    The Voice for Behavioral Healthcare

Add your organization's voice to those of other community-based behavioral healthcare providers who are working together to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral healthcare services in Tennessee . . .

TAMHO is the most active and influential provider-based organization at the state level when it comes to dealing effectively with the General Assembly and other public policymakers on behavioral healthcare issues.  Timely communications on developments in this arena offer updates that can be helpful to all behavioral healthcare service providers. 

Membership information to aid you in evaluating membership within TAMHO is available by contacting the TAMHO office.

TAMHO holds membership in the following organizations:   



TAMHO Quarterly Newsletter

Visit the 'About Us' page to view the April 2015 edition.

TNCODC Second Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Symposium

Presented by the Tennessee Co-Occurring Disorders Collaborative (TNCODC)

June 24, 2015

Vanderbilt University Student Life Center | Commodore Ballroom | 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN

Visit the Professional Development page for details.

Tennessee System of Care Conference

Presented by TDMHSAS in Partnership with TAMHO

August 28-29, 2015

Embassy Suites Hotel - Nashville-South/Cool Springs | Franklin, TN

Details are forthcoming.

First Episode Psychosis: Developing New Directions in Tennessee

Presented by TDMHSAS in Partnership with TAMHO and Vanderbilt University

September 3-4, 2015

Embassy Suites Hotel - Nashville-South/Cool Springs | Franklin, TN

Details are forthcoming.

TAMHO 2015 Annual Conference & Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Behavioral Health Homes in Tennessee: Developing a Systematic and Coordinated Approach to Care
December 2-3, 2015
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center -- Murfreesboro, TN
Mark your calendar -- details are forthcoming.

TAMHO Advocacy Day -- 2015

CLICK HERE to access the Advocacy Day White Paper

CLICK HERE to access the Advocacy Day Briefing Sheet

CLICK HERE to access the Advocacy Day Media Coverage Sheet

Other Trainings and Events

Visit the "Professional Development" page for information on upcoming training opportunities.