People experiencing a mental health crisis have a new place to get help.  

The Mental Health Cooperative Crisis Treatment Center in Nashville will offer round the clock comprehensive treatment for adults and children.  

The Center works with the Metro Police and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, among other agencies.  

A ceremony took place Tuesday morning at the Center located at 250 Cumberland Bend in Nashville. 

Mayor Briley spoke to the gathering of mental health professionals.

Briley is a big supporter of mental health services because of the experience with his family. 

My own family, I have 8 cousins, and I’ve lost 3 of them to suicide or overdose,” said Briley. 

The Mental Health Cooperative Crisis Treatment Center will officially open over the weekend.

The mayor said, “This weekend our city will start a new service to our community: Immediate, comprehensive and compassionate treatment around the clock for adults and young people suffering from a mental health crisis. And that is good news.  Not just to those individuals who are suffering in a crisis moment, but to all those people that surround them.”