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  • Writer's pictureBruce Spangler

Under The Bridge Part 3: There Is More To Each Of Us Than Brokenness

Bruce concludes this three part series titled “Under The Bridge” by talking with Dr. Cliff Tennison on homelessness and the under the bridge area on Broadway. Dr. Tennison served 33 years as a psychiatrist in Knoxville and shares his thoughts on what it means to be mentally healthy and how housing plays a key role in both well-being and being mentally healthy. Dr. Tennison came to Knoxville ready to meet the mentally ill where deinstitutionalization left them- under bridges, in shelters and jail cells. He had a idea that medications alone, no matter how much better they eventually got, would never be the whole answer to managing

mental illness.

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