For Improving Your Mental Health
What is your mental health, exactly? It involves your thinking, emotions, and behaviors. It also affects how you make choices, relate to other people, and handle stress. Alcohol and drug use impacts all of these things, and — in simple terms — addiction is the relationship between the substances you are abusing and your brain.
For this reason, taking care of your mental health is important for addiction recovery and living your best life. For some, it’s creating healthier thought patterns and coping skills. For others, it’s learning how to navigate life despite family history, trauma, or psychological challenges.
No matter where you are in your understanding of your personal mental health, there are professionals, support groups, and organizations who can come alongside you
UTK Counseling Center
University students handle an enormous amount of pressure. Between juggling school, jobs, internships, and extracurricular activities, anxiety can skyrocket, and it can start to feel like you are spinning out of control. The University of Tennessee offers personal counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health outreach and consultation services to its students.
Mental Health Services
Knoxville Behavioral and Mental Health Services
Knoxville Behavioral and Mental Health Services offers evaluation, therapy, parent services, and tutoring for anyone who may be struggling to express their feelings.
Knoxville Counseling Services
A group of independent therapists who are dedicated to working with you and your family to improve your emotional health, your relationships, and your lives.
Ebenezer Counseling Services
As a faith-based company, Ebenezer offers quality counseling services from a Christian perspective
Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community on mental health issues, offering free mental health screenings and partaking in outreach programs and activities to bring awareness to mental health issues.
Substance Abuse Services
Adult & Teen Challenge, Tennessee Valley
Individuals with substance abuse and behavioral problems come to the Tennessee Valley Teen Challenge to break old habits and to learn work and job skills.
Helen Ross McNabb Center
As East Tennessee’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services, the Center has served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources.
Celebrate Recovery Maryville
A Christ-centered recovery program for everyone struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Family members of individuals who are struggling with these issues are also welcome!
East Tennessee Intergroup of Anonymous
Assists AA groups of East Tennessee in carrying out the Alcoholics Anonymous message to those who suffer from alcoholism. Visit their site for a schedule of upcoming meetings in the East Tennessee area!
A 12-step program for family members and friends who are concerned about the substance use or mental health of a loved one. This group is held on Tuesdays from 7p-8p at Peninsula Lighthouse, 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37909.
Knox Area Al-Anon and Alateen
Intended as support for the family members and friends of individuals struggling with alcoholism and offering schedules for both in-person and virtual meetings in the Knoxville area.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Knoxville
A site published by the Knoxville Area of Narcotics Anonymous to inform the public about NA in and around Knoxville
For a Healthier Body
For those who have been caught up in addiction, neglecting your body is all too familiar to you: forgetting to eat, not eating a healthy diet, or going without food altogether could have been trademarks of your life.
A body that is well-cared for is one that is nourished so that it can function as it was intended. At Landmark Recovery, this is why we are champions of healthy bodies.
While being physically healthy looks different for everyone, across the board healthy bodies need regular exercise, a balanced diet, and appropriate amounts of rest. And thanks to research and technology, we know so much more about the factors that contribute to our physical health and can make decisions based on those factors. In the 21st century, there are also so many more options available for exercise and nutrition, no matter someone’s abilities or dietary restrictions.
With intro sessions, different programs, and two locations to choose from, CrossFit Knoxville is sure to get your body moving and your heart pumping!
Rocky Top CrossFit
Rocky Top prides themselves on being unique because its members are in all different stages of their fitness journeys and come from entirely different backgrounds, life experiences, and present circumstances
Get your body moving with all the programs offered at the YMCA! Whether you like swimming, exercising, or social connection, the Y has something for everyone in the community.
Club 4 Fitness
An affordable gym in the Knoxville area offering amenities for everyone. With various equipment and classes, they also offer childcare, “coffee club,” redlight therapy, saunas, and more!
Knoxville’s only elite strength training facility! With an outdoor gym, personal and group training, and prepared meals to enjoy before or after your workout.
The therapists at Meadowsweet tailor each massage to the individual client’s needs and blend modalities to what suits them best to alleviate any aches, pains, and discomfort.
The Retreat Massage and Skincare
With many different massage and skincare service offerings, you are sure to feel pampered here at The Retreat!
South Knox Nutrition
Locally-owned nutritional shake and tea shop in South Knoxville.
Eddie's Health Shop
A shop offering supplements, food, oils, and more for any area of wellness you’re seeking to improve!
A casual outlet offering a rotating menu of healthy meals
The Tomato Head
A healthy take on pizzas, sandwiches, burritos, and more. They also offer an extensive vegetarian menu!
Healthy, scratch-made lunch options made with quality ingredients.
Lakeshore Park Greenway
Looking for a scenic area to walk your dog or play with your kids? Enjoy the lake and mountain views from the paths of Lakeshore Park with ball fields, trails, lawns, and a playground.
Fort Dickerson Quarry Trail
A scenic trail of one of the best-preserved forts from the Civil War era with views of the downtown skyline and the highest peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains. Provides areas for walking, swimming, kayaking, and more.
Sharps Ridge Loop Trail
Veterans Memorial Park of the Smoky Mountains with a scenic overlook platform great for bikers, hikers, and birdwatchers.
Blue Ridge Yoga
A community offering a friendly environment that encourages the manifestation of more love and kindness to ourselves and others. Browse through their options for classes, training, and spa services!
The Glowing Body - Yoga and Healing Arts
Offering group yoga classes, specialty services and workshops, private instruction, meditation groups, yoga teacher training, Thai Yoga massages, massage therapy, and massage continuing education courses.
For Lifting Your Spirit
Addiction can leave you feeling hopeless and as if your dreams are no longer within reach. This is so untrue! There is still life ahead of you, starting with today. This is the beauty of recovery and sobriety: you can start and dream again.
Caring for one’s spirit can look different for everyone. It can look like being at peace with your inner life, fulfilling a purpose, or finding connection with a higher power, among other things. It can also be as simple as doing things you enjoy. There are many unique, life-giving activities in the world that you can experience!
Less than a one-hour drive from Knoxville and with so much to do and see during every season, Dollywood Parks and Resorts are sure to excite the entire family!
An amusement center in Knoxville offering many activities to get your body moving, such as indoor trampoline activities, a zip line, and more!
The Zoo Knoxville is on a mission to save animals from extinction, both locally and globally! Explore their many acres of land inhabited by hundreds of exotic creatures.
Briarwood Range Safari
Briarwood features animals from all around the world through a four-mile scenic safari ride from your own vehicle!
Young-Williams Animal Center
Maybe you’ve decided to bring a new member to your family. Pets are great for our mental health by showing us unconditional love, companionship, and getting us moving! Visit the Young-Williams Animal Center to rescue a furry friend today!
Davy Crockett Riding Stables
The oldest mountain range in the world can be explored by all ages, on horseback, led by experienced equestrian professionals!
Knoxville Mural Tour
Knoxville is home to many murals that help tell the story of the city in a visual, artistic way. Talented local and visiting artists use a variety of canvases to enhance the natural landscape of Knoxville with over 40 painted murals.
Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates East Tennessee’s rich, diverse visual culture and its connections to the wider currents of world art.
Madison Franklin Holistic Wellness
Utilizes Reiki Energy to guide and assist in healing, growth, and ascension by providing a clear channel and an instrument of love and light.
Offers various groups and lectures to help remove barriers to the experience of happiness and inner peace. Both in-person and virtual options!
University Of Tennessee
Who says you can’t stay sober when you catch a game at Rocky Top? Explore UTK’s campus, play “Find the Smokey Statues,” or paint The Rock – an iconic UT landmark.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
As the only facility of its kind dedicated to women’s basketball, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future of women’s basketball.