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Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Tennessee: NashvilleHealth and SCORE Collaborate on Symposium

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Discussion among Tennessee leaders on the correlation between student mental health and educational success

NashvilleHealth and the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) hosted an event at the state capital, Lipscomb University, to address mental health and its impact on students’ educational outcomes. Over 200 community, education, and mental health leaders attended the symposium.

The discussion focused on research gaps in mental health services’ impact on state education outcomes. The Belmont Data Collaborative released new county-level data on mental well-being vulnerabilities in Tennessee, which identified Lake and Haywood Counties in West Tennessee and Hancock County in East Tennessee as the three most vulnerable counties. The most vulnerable zip codes were located in Memphis and Chattanooga.

Senator Bill Frist, M.D., founder and board chairman of NashvilleHealth and SCORE, emphasized the importance of inspiring and connecting state and national organizations working on research and programs supporting positive student mental health. He highlighted evidence-based work that could contribute to Tennessee programs and support students struggling with mental health challenges.

The event encouraged stakeholders to conduct more research and find positive ways to support students facing mental health challenges. Information from the “Connecting the Dots: Mental Health and Student Success in Tennessee” symposium is available for further reading.

By Samantha Jones

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