Lee says Tennessee officials ready to help those with mental health needs during COVID-19 pandemic
“Last Friday, I was stunned to learn that we had eight suicides in Knox County in one day.”
It’s the collateral damage of COVID-19 that Governor Bill Lee discussed in his daily press conference—outlining the bevy of thoughts and feelings people may be experiencing during this pandemic.
“It is also a pandemic that can produce hopelessness in people when they are facing losing their job or losing their business or losing their health or losing their parent.”
Lee says his administration is focused on providing mental health care for every resident regardless of cost with many state programs available.
More details on those plans and care are available by calling 1-855-CRISIS-1.