COVID-19 emotional support line extended to Tennessee educators

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A COVID-19 emotional support line is now available for all Tennessee educators.

The Tennessee Department of Education made the announcement Tuesday afternoon that the phone line providing free mental health support to front line workers amid the pandemic is being extended to the classroom.

“It’s great to know that educators can call into this,” said Knox County Education Association president Tanya Coats.

A release from the state says the emotional support line provides free and confidential support from specially trained volunteer mental health professionals to callers experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to the national pandemic.

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