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CABIA – Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association

Erlanger Trauma Services proudly supports the Chattanooga Brain Injury Association. CABIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality services in order to prevent and increase the awareness of brain injuries and to achieve optimal outcomes for brain injury survivors. Further, we are committed to advocating on behalf of brain injury survivors and their family members in order for them to achieve the highest quality of life.

Lisa J. Morgan, CTRS
Executive Director/Service CoordinatorChattanooga Area Brain Injury Association
6319 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: 423-60BRAIN (602-7246)
Cell: 423-413-3203
Fax: 423-602-7247



The 1N3 mission is to educate the public on how their choices matter, through real life stories of the impact of driving under the influence and the ripple effect that follows. In addition, the organization encourages forgiveness as part of the healing process, to those who grieve in the aftermath of this 100 percent preventable crime.

2288 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 154-158
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 423-710-8754 or 423-402-01N3 (0163)


AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Suicide Facts and Figures

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8 or  1-800-273-Talk (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Safe and Sound Program for Pediatric Injury Prevention

A part of Pediatric Trauma Services, our Safe and Sound Injury Prevention Program continues the vital mission on which Children's Hospital was founded in 1929 -- to improve the lives of children in our region. Utilizing local and regional injury observation and data analysis, Safe and Sound provides community outreach and education to promote safety and reduce unintentional injuries in children.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD is a disorder that some people develop after experiencing a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.  It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to respond to danger and help a person avoid danger in the future. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people will recover from those symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are no longer in danger.

Other Resources

Commit to Distraction-Free Driving - Government website reminding drivers of the deadly consequences of driving while texting.

Safe and Sound - Pediatric injury prevention program through Children's Hospital at Erlanger