Mental Health

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday his conversations with legislators “have been very positive” regarding his budget proposal that will be addressed head-on in the next few days. Haslam, capitalizing on a recent increase in revenues, unveiled an amendment this week to his original $30.2 billion budget plan announced in March. It includes $71.3 million in […]


Press Release from Gov.-Elect Bill Haslam, Dec. 22,2010: Henry Will Be First Commissioner of New Department Formed by Legislature NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced former state House Minority Leader Jim Henry as the first commissioner of the newly-formed Tennessee Department of Intellectual Disabilities. The agency was formerly a division of the Department […]

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Home to one of the largest military populations in the country, Tennessee is trying to teach its nurses and counselors how to better relate to veterans and service members struggling with mental and behavioral disorders.