Full service behavioral health care
for adults, children & adolescents

Intensive Care Management | Psychiatric Services | Counseling Services


For more than 25 years, Mental Health Cooperative (MHC) has been helping adults with severe mental illness and children with serious emotional challenges live quality lives in the community with ongoing support and treatment.


  • MHC was formed from three community programs: Urban Case Management of Meharry Community Mental Health Center, Continuous Treatment Team of Council of Community Services and the Mobile Crisis Team of Crisis Intervention Center.
  • MHC was established to serve adults with severe mental illness. These services provided wrap around supports for each person through case management, psychiatry and crisis supports.
  • As a recipient of the Program for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) grant, MHC began closely working with persons who are homeless. By building trusting relationships, we were in the perfect position to take the lead in providing mental health services to this vulnerable population.


  • MHC expanded by opening new satellite in Hendersonville and Dickson. A year later our Sumner county office opened.


  • MHC recognized the need to support the whole family and expanded our services to include the children and youth of our adult consumers. MHC now serves children and youth regardless of their family connection with MHC.
  • NPS Pharmacy opened its doors at MHC to assist with special packaging of medications and to offer a service of convenience for those who prefer to only make one stop.


  • A 24-Hour Crisis Walk-In Center was added so that adults experiencing a mental health crisis could be assessed face-to-face.


  • Began offering individual and group therapy for individuals enrolled in MHC services.


  • Integrated Health Cooperative (IHC) was created to offer primary care services on-site at our Nashville location allowing MHC to treat the whole person.
  • Satellite offices in Cookeville and Chattanooga opened. MHC services reach a total of forty-two (42) counties in Middle Tennessee and Chattanooga through a total of nine (9) offices.
  • Began providing school-based and pediatric clinic services.


  • A satellite office in Cleveland opened.


  • Nashville Business Journal – Best in Business Award Winner, Nonprofit Category, 2011
  • AmeriChoice – Innovations in Integration and Inclusion (first award recipient), 2010
  • Eli Lilly – Reintegration Award for Clinical Medicine, 2009
  • Davidson County Mental Health Court – Exemplary Program Award for the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment team, 2007
  • Best Place to Work-Tennessean 2019

  • Best Place to Work-Tennessean 2020

  • Best Place to Work-Tennessean 2021

  • Best Place to Work-Tennessean 2022

MHC: Where We Face the Challenges Together