Join our Statewide Young Adult Leadership Council

Have you been looking for a way to be heard? A way to make a difference in your community and state?

We invite you to join the Statewide Young Adult Leadership Council!

The Young Adult Leadership Council is made up of young adults ages 16-30 who have lived experience with mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring disorder, or child-serving systems, such as juvenile justice, homelessness, and foster care.

We meet monthly in Nashville to connect with others with similar experiences and passions, enhance leadership skills, and to learn how to advocate for ourselves and others.


If you or someone you know is in a medical or life-threatening crisis right now, get help quickly.

  • Call your doctor
  • Call 911 for emergency services
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255) TTY: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889)
  • Call Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line at 1.855.274.7471


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Tennessee Healthy Transitions Initiative, please contact:

Tennessee Department of Mental Health And Substance Abuse Office of Children and Youth Mental Health

Phone: 615-878-0043