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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 2016 edition.


TAMHO 2016 Annual Conference & Awards and Recognition Ceremony

December 13-14, 2016
Marriott Cool Springs Hotel -- Franklin, TN

Mark your calendar and watch for these items coming soon: 1) Conference Preliminary Program; 2) Details and Registration Information; and, 3) Call for Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers.


Celebrating Tennessee's IPS Community

A statewide conference celebrating individual placement and support (IPS) supported employment successes

May 10, 2016
Embassy Suites by Hilton -- Franklin, TN

Mark your calendar and watch for details and registration information coming soon.

TAMHO Advocacy Day -- 2016

Visit tamho.org/recovery to access the Advocacy Day White Paper and to view the Video