You Matter

Resources for Students

Your school counselor, social worker, psychologist or nurse always are available to listen and help.

You also can reach out to a caring adult or any of the organizations listed on this page.



  • Mental & Emotional Health


    Crisis Center

    615-244-7444
    Mobile Crisis Line: 615-726-0125
    Crisis Text Line: Text TN to 741741

    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call or text now. Help is available 24/7.

    Mental Health Cooperative

    615-726-0125 

    Treatment center designed to provide immediate access to specialized care for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric emergency. Free crisis services available 24/7. Walk-ins are welcome.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7.

    The Trevor Project 

    Lifeline: 866-488-7386 

    The Trevor Project provides information and support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round. Call, text, or chat anytime you need emotional support. 



  • Growth, Development & Sexual Health


    Amaze

    The Amaze website provides info in animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.

    Kids Health

    The Kids Health website provides students with informational tools on health topics, including drugs and alcohol, puberty and sexual health, self-esteem, and relationships.

    Metro Public Health Department - Family Planning Services 

    615-340-5607

    Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday Services include pregnancy testing, HIV and STI testing, birth control, and family planning and counseling. 

    Metro Public Health Department - Sexual Health Center 

    615-340-5647

    Provides confidential testing, treatment, and counseling services for individuals who suspect they have or may have been exposed to.



  • LGBTQ+


    Gender Spectrum 

    Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

    GLSEN

    GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.

    Oasis Center, Just Us Program (LGBTQ+) 

    615-983-6855
    615-327-4455 (24 hour crisis line)

    “Just Us” is dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ youth achieve their full potential. 

    Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health 

    615-936-3879
    Email LGBTQ Health

    The Vanderbilt program helps LGBTQ+ youth and families identify safe and affirming healthcare resources throughout the Middle Tennessee area.



  • Dating Violence, Child Abuse and Human Trafficking


    Department of Children’s Services (DCS)

    TN Child Abuse Hotline: 877-237-0004

    Report child abuse online.

    Metro Nashville Police Department

    615-862-8600 (non-emergency)
    911 (emergency) 

    Provides protection and support for victims of child abuse, sexual assault and abuse, dating and domestic violence, and human trafficking.

    Sexual Assault Center Safe Clinic

    Crisis & Support Line: 866-811-7473 (available 24/7)
    615-258-5888

    Provides a free medical legal exam for anyone age 16 or over, who has experienced a recent rape or sexual violence. The exam also includes free testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. Learn more about what to expect on the Sexual Assault Center website.

    Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline

    855-558-6484 OR Text BEFREE to 233733 (available 24/7)

    If you suspect a case of human trafficking, call or text the hotline. Learn more about the red flags of human trafficking on the website of End Slavery Tennessee

  • Drugs, Alcohol and Vaping

    Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights
    (ARCH) Academy

    615-390-9824 or 844-ARCH-ORG

    ARCH Academy provides support and services for teen boys 14-18 who are addicted to alcohol or drugs.

    Bradford Health Services

    888-SOBER40

    Bradford Health provides support and services for anyone addicted to alcohol or drugs.

    STARS Nashville–Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA)

    615-279-0058

    STARS Nashville provides an intensive outpatient program for adolescents with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. Services are gender specific and free for teens.

    Want to Quit Vaping?

    Text DITCHVAPE to 88709

    The Truth Initiative provides resources to help young people stop vaping.



  • Community Resource Guide 


    The Metro Schools Healthy Youth Community Resource Guide can help you find resources and services available to you.

    You can search for agencies by category of service.