During his walk around a Nashville neighborhood, a police officer spots a disheveled young man sleeping in the alleyway of an apartment building. It’s a dangerous spot for sleep — cars speed through the narrow alley regularly, and early the next morning a garbage truck will be pulling up to empty a nearby dumpster. So the officer shakes the young man awake, to get him to move along, ideally to a shelter a few blocks away. The switch to wakefulness does not go well. The young man grows increasingly agitated, pulls away from the officer and begins to argue. A situation like this can escalate quickly when a person with mental illness is behaving erratically and a law enforcement officer […]
The mission of MHAMT is to connect the community with specialized mental health/wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT)
446 Metroplex Drive
Nashville, TN 37211