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Eagle Award Presented to Dr. Melissa Caldwell for Commendable Action

Photo of Dr. Melissa Caldwell with President & CEO of Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Jessica Young, and Chief of Staff, Dr. Angela Moriarity.

Franklin, Tennessee – Freedom Behavioral Health, Inc. (FBH) honored Dr. Melissa Caldwell with its Eagle Award for heroic actions in the area of professional wellness and behavioral health.


According to Mental Health America, “Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.” Freedom Behavioral Health is proud to promote the commendable actions and efforts of the individuals working in this important field. Dr. Caldwell performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, and the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life.

Dr. Melissa Caldwell is an award-winning clinical-forensic psychologist with thirty years of correctional mental health experience. In 2022, Dr. Caldwell was honored with the prestigious Edward A. Harrison Award of Excellence in Correctional Health Care Leadership from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). She currently leads a team of qualified mental health professionals across 22 states as the President of Freedom Behavioral Health, Inc. 


The Eagle Award is FBH’s most prestigious award and one of the highest honors a behavioral health professional/partner can be given. Dr. Caldwell received this award during a presentation in April 2024.


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About Freedom Behavioral Health, Inc. (FBH)

Freedom Behavioral Health, Inc. takes pride in setting the standard for high quality behavioral health care for the individual and facility, as well as the professionals that work with acute populations. Clinical services are available in the areas of correctional behavioral health, discharge planning/diversion, recidivism reduction, PREA victim advocacy, and comprehensive addiction recovery. Expert Services include forensic evaluation, expert witness testimony, suicide preventative architectural consultation, and accreditation and standards compliance auditing. FBH as an industry leader provides fit for duty evaluations, occupational healthcare, and professional training. Learn more at


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