Research Strategies of Memphis (RSM) is an independent research site working towards a goal of better understanding and treating psychiatric disorders by helping bring additional pharmaceutical products to market for both patients and professionals. RSM is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee with a close proximity to all local inpatient psychiatric hospitals and mental health professionals. Our site is also very accessible to our volunteer patients who enjoy a location that is staffed with knowledgeable and friendly staff. All Research Strategies of Memphis employees have a passion for serving individuals with psychiatric disorders and have all worked together in other capacities prior to the inception of Research Strategies of Memphis.

Below you will find several advocacy organizations in your area. Please feel free to reach out if you need support, education or want to get involved as an advocate for yourself and community. You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

RSM Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Memphis is a community network of support for anyone affected by mental health conditions – individuals and their family, friends and caregivers. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and supporting families affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy. Our vision is that individuals living with mental illness can recover, and lead productive and meaningful lives. We want to ensure that no one in the Memphis area who is living with mental illness is alone in their journey to recovery and mental health wellness. We believe it’s okay to ask for help! Our services are free for all, and all are welcome.

NAMI Memphis
Phone: (901) 725-0305

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHA of the MidSouth (formerly known as Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) was founded in 1946 with the mission to connect the community with mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist. Over the years, the MHA of the MidSouth has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to thousands of individuals annually.

MHA of the MidSouth
446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-224
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone (615) 269-5355

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are. What makes us unique is the fact that we are peer based and lead. What this means is that all of our meetings and all of our leaders are members or caring friends and family of members.

At DBSA Memphis, we strive to make mental health mainstream in hopes of taking away the stigma that comes from the admission of having a mental illness, as well as helping each other in times of need. This disease effects the families as well as the patient themselves and we strive to not only educate the patient but the family as well.Some of our goals are:

  • give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there.
  • motivate you to follow your treatment plan.
  • help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are.
  • help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you had lost
  • provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery.
DBSA Memphis
P.O. Box 241842
Memphis, Tn. 38124
Tel: (901) 319-6467

This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!