We are three Veteran affiliations working as one unit to serve

those who served in the Military


Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council

Legacy Peer Support Group (LPG)

Vet to Vet Tennessee


Council Mission

The mission of the Council is to be a "bridge" between Veterans receiving medical & mental health services and their families, the VA Medical & Mental Health professionals and the community support or Veterans service organizations. This bridge allows information and services to flow both ways to develop methods of measuring Veteran's satisfaction and advocate needed changes. Most importantly, to improve the communication and understanding between Veterans and the Mental Health staff in reducing the stigma associated with seeking and using mental health services.

Our Council is Chaired by Veterans and is endorsed but not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

What started three years ago as a city-based organization has now grown and expanded its programs to over 15 East Tennessee counties.  We are still a totally volunteer group with no paid staff and only having donated meeting and office space.  Our officers generally pay for their own training or participate in community-based grant funded training programs.

Chris_Kyle_January_2012If you went to see the movie "American Sniper",  then you can start to understand how the war changes the brave men and women who served.  The next mission they encounter is returning  & readjusting at home.  It was the legend, Navy Seal Chris Kyle's veteran advocacy that helped him return to his family to find joy, happiness and love that he lost in the war.

It is only through the generosity and kindness of caring people like yourself that we can provide the services we do.  Your support towards helping us help other veterans is greatly appreciated.

Please contact your patriotic friends and veteran advocates to help us achieve our mission "Leave no veteran behind". 

May God bless and keep you.

The Veterans Crisis Line  connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 & Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

It’s Good To Have You Back America – By Terry Lockwood


My Audio:

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Welcome Back America by Terry Lockwood: