Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council

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 goals are to stop Veteran suicide, homelessness and incarceration through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training; PTSD awareness, intervention and resolution training; mental health first aid; peer support; coordination with federal, state and local agencies and are non-profit organizations; and mentoring.

We can help you navigate the VA, address housing issues, and offer strategies and skills for living a healthy lifestyle.  Please give us the chance to tell you how. Remember, we can't complete the mission alone.

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

Contact us at 865-336-2624 to learn more about us by or leave your comments below.

Vet to Vet Tennessee is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit veterans’ organization.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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4 Replies to “Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council”

  1. Hello,
    I am a professor of psychology at Johnson University in Knoxville and I was interested in your training in PTSD awareness, intervention, and resolution. I am teaching a college class on trauma and crisis this fall on Wednesdays and Fridays and I would love to have a veteran come and speak about their experience with post-combat trauma and/or TBI and road to recovery to provide my students with a personal story and understanding of what PTSD looks like in veterans. Please contact me at

    1. Thank you for your interest in our PAIR program. We can schedule one of our PAIR trainers to attend one of your classes. We also teach QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper classes and have free scholarships available to become a certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor. Please go to our suicide prevention website for more information. Next class is scheduled for July 25, 2019 in Knoxville TN.

      1. Thank you. I already have a QPR trainer coming to my class one day. I am more interested in the PAIR training regarding post-combat trauma and PTSD in veterans. Can you call or e-mail to schedule that? 865-251-2809

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