City of Memphis
Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapist
Therapist Memphis Tennessee
Counselor Midtown, East Memphis, Overton Park, Cooper-Young
The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis was named after the ancient Egyptian city Memphis. Originally, the Chickasaw Indian tribe settled Memphis, but the modern city came into being in 1820 and was founded by James Overton, James Winchester, and Andrew Jackson. Memphis followed the ebb and flow of most of America until the Twentieth Century. It really became an economic powerhouse in the early 1900s when it became the largest market for spot cotton, mules, and hardwood lumber. The Memphis entrepreneur, Clarence Saunders, started two very important businesses in Memphis: the self-service grocery store and the supermarket. Saunders made a lot of money off of these ventures, but eventually lost it due to stock manipulations. His home, the Pink Palace, has become one of the city's many museums.1
Mental Health in Memphis
Nearly 250,000 people in Tennessee suffer from a mental illness, many of which live in metropolitan areas such as Memphis. Of these, approximately 66,000 are children. Since Tennessee is only able to serve about 34 percent of those in need of mental health care, numerous people go untreated. As such, hundreds of people each year commit suicide in Tennessee and thousands more are incarcerated or live on the streets.2
Memphis residents who are in need of mental health care can find the services they require at the Comprehensive Counseling Network (CCN). CCN has two offices in the Memphis area to serve the needs of the community. Case management and counseling programs are available for children, adults, and families. As a large amount of CCN's programs are funded by the state of Tennessee, TennCare, and the United Way, services are provided to all clients, regardless of ability to pay. Additional information about CCN is available by calling 901-353-5440.3
The University of Memphis offers a number of graduate programs that prepare students to work in the mental health field. Students can specialize in a number of areas, including Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling. Each program builds knowledge and skills that are necessary for effective clinical practice. Each program is also fully accredited. Graduates are eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee. For further information about these degree programs, please call 901-678-2841.4
1. Pink Palace Family of Museums. (2014). Home - Museum Overview.
Retrieved from http://www.memphismuseums.org/museum-overview/
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2010). State Advocacy 2010.
Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm?ContentFileID=93521
3. Comprehensive Counseling Network. (2013). Home - Comprehensive Counseling Network.
Retrieved from http://www.ccnmemphis.org/default.aspx
4. The University of Memphis. (2014). Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research.
Retrieved from http://www.memphis.edu/cepr/coun/
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