The TMF is pleased to announce the publication release of our 2021 Annual Report, Saving Lives. Saving Careers.
In 2021, the TMF Physician’s Health Program continued its mission to assist the health professional populations it serves with substance use or abuse, mental, emotional or behavioral health disorders, including burnout, depression and suicide, and more. Our clinical staff saw an increase in mental health and behavioral health referrals in the wake of the pandemic — what some are calling the “parallel pandemic” resulting from stress and burnout among those caring for COVID patients.
The TMF worked with hospitals, medical groups, medical schools, professional and specialty associations and societies, and other healthcare entities, to continue its educational mission, presenting over 40 sessions on wellness and impairment topics to health professional audiences all levels of career and training.
As we enter our 43rd year, the TMF is also encouraged by the performance of its newest resource, the Tennessee Professional Mental Health Screening tool, which was utilized by over 400 health professionals across the state since it launched in February 2020.