Mental Health Counseling/EAP

Suicide Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. 1-800-273-8255
  • The Middle Tennessee Crisis Call Center – 24/7 United Way Help Hotline 615-244-7444

Work/Life Connections-EAP – Aiding the Vanderbilt employee community with short-term counseling, coaching, and other services as the internal Employee Assistance Provider for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff including the Faculty and Physician Wellness; the Nurse Wellness the Postdoc Wellness and the Employee Assistance Programs.

  • Counseling - Psychological support for a personal, family or workplace concern.
  • Online Screening - Brief, confidential questionnaires addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, addictions, and other concerns
  • Addiction - Assessment, education, counseling and referral for those concerned with alcohol and other drug use.
  • Personal Crisis - Immediate assistance for a crisis situation is available by calling Work/Life Connections-EAP at 615-936-1327.

  • Psychological support following challenging events
    • VUMC - Group debriefing resources following critical incidents or challenging outcomes.
    • VU - Group Debriefing response to traumatic events which impact the Vanderbilt community, .
    • VU-Student Crisis Events - The University Counseling Center provides counseling services for Vanderbilt students
    • Peer Support - Trained peers in a workgroup proactively offer emotional support to individual colleagues following challenging events.

  • Finding a Mental Health Provider
  • Behavioral Health Providers on the Vanderbilt Aetna Plans - Find in-network providers for long-term mental health care or psychiatric needs. 
  • Behavior Health Navigator - VUMC employees now have access to a Behavior Health Navigator to offer support, guidance and education to the employee who has been diagnosed with or has a loved one with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia spectrum disorders, which include brief psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder and catatonia.
  • Vanderbilt Behavioral Health - The psychiatric crisis assessment and hospital admissions program for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 615-327-7000.