Stigma still prevents honest, open conversations about mental health and addiction issues, both in the community and in the legislative chamber. So, advocates from across Tennessee are gathering at Nashville's Capitol Hill to send a message – message they hope will inspire the state’s leaders to finally make mental and behavioral health a priority.
In this special edition of Recovery Unscripted, we bring you a field report from Behavioral Health Day on the Hill.
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For resources and updates from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, visit: https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health.html
Other organizations mentioned in this episode:
Mental Health Association of East TN: https://www.mhaet.com/
Mental Health America: https://www.mhamt.org/
Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services: https://www.taadas.org/
Music from this episode:
"Ronny" by Alex Fitch - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Fitch/Eola/Ronny_1253
"Retreat" by Chelsea McGough
"Selha" by Stephen Keech
"Destiny", "Through the Days" and "Fleeting Moment" by Caleb Etheridge