Jonathan Adair, M.S.

Founder, President, & Chairman

For over 6 years, we have been dedicated to bringing to social and public health disparities awareness and reducing stigma through service, advocacy, outreach, education, and  research. We strive to encourage and inform the general public about holistic health in order to assist those experiencing such adversities by providing sufficient access to quality care, updated resources, and effective services to restore hope and encouraging others to “Learn, Accept, and Recover!” 

 Currently, the Mental Health Initiative Inc. is developing the Long.Live.Life.® Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and Program using innovative and creative approaches to assist in reducing Middle TN’s excessive youth violence rate.  

The Mental Health Initiative, Inc. was organized to bring awareness of social and public health disparities, reduce stigma, and promote holistic health through education, advocacy, research, outreach, and community service.

  • Facilitating community-wide activities, workshops, panel discussions, presentations, professional networking events, trainings, consumer advocacy projects, social justice campaigns, voter registration drives, town hall meetings, blood drives, and more.

  • Providing social and mental health treatment assistance such as providing psychosocial assessments, case management, consultation, and counseling

  • Promoting holistic health in order to alleviate stigmas and stereotypes regarding disparaging social and mental adversities.


Community Health Improvement!

A review of Community Health Needs Assessments from across the nation identified lack of access to care, obesity and behavioral and mental health conditions as the most commonly identified priority community health concerns. Help raise awareness and increase understanding of the vital role of community health improvement strategies, emphasizing the social determinants of health. Post on social media about your community health improvement efforts using. #LongLiveLIfe

The Mental Health Initiative, Inc.’s mission is to restore hope among those who may be suffering from disparaging social and mental adversities by inspiring them to “Learn, Accept, and Recover.” 

LaKeisha Thomas, MBA

VP of Operations and Programs

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 FOR PEACE & Progress

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About Us

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Our Mission

Loren Hardeman, M.S., MBA


Hope in Action

our initiatives


those in need

  • Engaging in community service and outreach to bring awareness to social and mental health disparities

  • Advocating for more legislative changes and policy issues that may have a deleterious impact on the social welfare of communities

  • Embracing individual differences among consumers and the community that we serve by treating all with dignity and mutual respect

  • Conducting research, studies, and collecting data that contribute to the overall social well-being of others 

  • Providing consistent quality public health services and assistance


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