The Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association (TMHCA) is Tennessee's only statewide mental health consumer/survivor-owned and -operated organization with a board of directors and staff that are 100 percent mental health consumers.

Founded in 1988, TMHCA is a not-for-profit organization whose members are mental health consumers and other individuals and groups that support our mission. TMHCA recognizes its members as individuals whose life experiences and dreams for the future are invaluable in the structuring of TMHCA plans and policies.

TMHCA has seven program training offerings: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Supported Employment (SE), Peer Counseling Training, BRIDGES courses and support groups, a Regional Advocacy Program, and a Memphis-based Peer Center.

TMHCA coordinates a network of advocates specifically designated to serve mental health consumers in Tennessee and also to promote the rights, recovery and empowerment of consumers. They provide advocacy for consumers, both individually and system wide, representation of consumers on advisory boards and committees, help in resolving problems associated with services necessary to consumers, public outreach and public awareness, and self-advocacy training. TMHCA's advocates also provide information and referral to consumers, family members and others about mental health services and community supports.

The TMHCA Beer-Van Gogh Peer Center is a place designed for individuals who have received mental health services, past or present, and are eighteen years of age or older. It is a mechanism for social change with an extraordinary value placed on education, independence and recovery. The Peer Center is located at 669 Madison Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.


3931 Gallatin Pike Ste A

Nashville, TN 37216

Toll-Free: (888) 539-0393

Voice: (615) 250-1176

Fax: (615) 383-1176