Across Tennessee, approximately 1 in 5 people have a mental illness during a given year. When you add the number of people with addictions issues, the numbers are astonishing. Unfortunately, stigma concerning mental illness and addictions still exists and result in people not seeking treatment.
Your support of Mental Health Association of East Tennessee is a gift that can change the lives of people in need. For some, the information that MHAET disseminates can lead them to treatment and better understanding of their condition. Ultimately, your support can mean the difference between life and death.
Because of advances in the knowledge of the brain, we know that treatment for mental illness and addictions is effective and can save lives.
Mental illnesses and addictions issues are very prevalent and more importantly – treatable! These chemical imbalances do not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity nor socio-economic status. Anyone can be a victim of mental illnesses or addictions. We are the only organization dedicated to all aspects of mental health and addictions from infancy to golden years and work to make systems of care more accessible.
Your Gifts at Work…
The Mental Health Association helped me get my son into treatment for his addiction to drugs. Despite being uninsured, the Mental Health Association found a doctor and helped get him into treatment. He has gone back to work and is clean and sober – thanks to the Mental Health Association.
Ways to Give
There are a variety of methods that you can use to make contributions to Mental Health Association of East Tennessee so your contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Please consult with your tax advisor to be sure that your contribution is handled properly in your income tax return.
Giving via Online
You may contribute to the organization online by clicking on the type of contribution that you would like to make and following the steps to make the contribution electronically to the organization. Online giving is secure and safe! You can save yourself time by using the online system and the organization receives the contribution more quickly than other methods of giving. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through the PayPal system.
Giving via Telephone
You may contact the MHA if you would like to call in your credit card information instead of using the online system. You may call (865) 584-9125. Remember the online system is safe and secure to use for credit card contributions.
Giving via the US Mail
You may contribute to the organization by mailing in your payment. Please mail the contribution to the following:
Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
PO Box 32731
Knoxville, TN 37930-2731