With a recovery-oriented philosophy, the Knoxville Regional Mental Health Council exists to be a partnership between veterans receiving mental health services and their families, the VA Mental Health professionals and the community support including Veterans service organizations. This partnership allows information and services to flow both ways to develop methods of measuring Veteran’s satisfaction and to advocate for positive changes within the system. Most importantly, the Council aims to improve the communication and understanding between Veterans and the mental health staff to reduce the stigma associated with seeking and using mental health services.

Our Council intends to reflect the diversity of veterans who receive mental health services to include Veterans with diversity in age, race, gender, and mental health diagnosis, individuals who have knowledge of major mental health services programs and Veterans from various areas in the medical center’s catchments area (including CBOCs and the Vet Center).  Our Council is Chaired by Veterans and is endorsed but not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to advocate for yourself or others, please attend one of our regular meetings of the Council monthly, on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1100 to 12:30 pm at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive, Room 109, Knoxville Tennessee 37934.

If you have any questions or comments please leave us a message below or contact us at 865-336-2624.

The Council will not discriminate in any regard with respect to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, parenthood, physical disability or mental disability.