When COVID-19 took hold, financial support unsurprisingly topped the list of priorities for most nonprofits who provide direct assistance to people in the live music industry. But, as weeks off of the road turned into months and now over a year, mental health remains a major concern for those whose stages have sat blank and […]
The Metro Nashville Police Department has released body camera footage from a shooting that injured a woman Friday who was threatening to kill herself. The woman is in the hospital recovering. But the video underscores the challenges officers face when responding to mental health calls. It comes as the department looks to expand a partnership […]
By the time Kingston Academy closed last year, the state of Tennessee had multiple reports of staff violence and at least two child-on-child sexual assaults. Yet it would take damning photos of squalid conditions, taken by a mother of four, to shut the children’s psychiatric facility down.
Starting this month, a new 60-bed facility will provide immediate mental health care for some people who are arrested in Nashville with a mental illness, rather than locking them in a jail cell. Nationwide protests this summer have strengthened calls to spend less money on jails and more on mental health. The sheriff says he’s […]
There are still many unknowns surrounding last week’s car chase and shootout that left a Nashville police officer injured and another man dead Thursday night, as state agents and the city’s police oversight board investigate the actions of three officers who opened fire.
While medical professionals have shifted their focus almost exclusively to the coronavirus in recent weeks, Metro leaders are also concerned about health crises that have received less attention during the pandemic: mental health and abuse.
New details about one of Gov. Bill Lee’s education initiatives are raising some eyebrows in the legislature. Lee recently announced his plan to create a $250 million K-12 mental health trust fund.
Listen / Saint Thomas officials started construction this week on a 76-bed psychiatric hospital, which is their first in Nashville. It’s a rare partnership with a for-profit operator to run the facility — Acadia Healthcare — but they say patients will barely notice the difference.
Listen / Suicide takes the lives of more than 1,000 college students nationwide each year, but Tennessee is lagging behind in campus prevention. A new law hopes to change that.
Listen / Nashville police have a new place to drop off people who’ve been arrested and need a psychiatric evaluation. But the new 24-hour facility in Metro Center is also an emergency room for anyone else in the midst of a mental health crisis.