Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources to support victims and families

MID-SOUTH — The month of September is Suicide Prevention Month and FOX13 knows that asking for help can be hard.

We want you to know that you are not alone.

Our FOX13 Team has compiled a list of resources for you if you’re facing thoughts of suicide or if someone you know is considering it.

NATIONAL

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a full list of resources for you based on your location and need.

You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for more resources.

Tennessee

The state of Tennessee for those in crisis. You can call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471) or Text “TN” to 741-741 and be connected to a mental health professional.

Memphis Crisis Center

The Memphis Crisis Center is a 24-hour lifeline for those in Memphis thinking they have no way out.

Visit the following link for different crisis services in Tennessee.

Mental Health Crisis Services

Crisis Services for Children and Youth

To reach an agency directly that provides services to youth, find them here:

  • Youth Villages: 866-791-9221 (North Middle TN), 866-791-9222 (South Middle TN), 866-791-9227 (Rural West TN), 866-791-9226 (Memphis Region), 866-791-9224 (East Region), 866-791-9225 (South East Region)
  • Mental Health Cooperative: 615-726-0125 (Davidson County)
  • Frontier Health: 877-928-9062 (Upper East TN)
  • Helen Ross McNabb: 865-539-2409 (East TN)

Suicide Prevention

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

According to the state’s website, “CIT training is a specialized, 40-hour program for law enforcement officers, and in conjunction with robust community partnerships, the goal is to improve outcomes of encounters with people living with behavioral health challenges. In the 30 plus years since it was created, the CIT model has spread across the nation and even been replicated around the world.”

MISSISSIPPI

The state of Mississippi has resources available for those facing crisis.

  • Contact Crisis: 601-713-HELP (601-713-4357)

Mississippi Mental Health Resources for Children

  • Mississippians who have children facing thise crisis, the state of mulitple resources, phone numbers and reading material for you and your child(ren).

Other resources:

  • Emergency Service: CALL 911
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health Mobile Crisis Response Team: 877-210-8513
  • Violence Prevention Program: 662-915-1059 (daytime) 662-915-4911 (after hours)

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Lifeline Call Center

The Arkansas Department of Health operates the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center, which is a part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The line is answered in-state from area codes 501, 870, & 479 to better serve Arkansans with resources in their community 24/7. If you or someone you know, needs help, please call the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center: at 988, for veterans: Press 1 or CLICK HERE. You can also click here.

More resources can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Arkansas Crisis Center

According to their website, Arkansas Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded following a number of teen suicides in 1985 at Rogers High School when a group of concerned volunteers realized the importance of providing hope through helpline services to teens in crisis in Northwest Arkansas.

You can call their hotline at 888-274-7472 our crisis call specialists confidentially and anonymously offer intervention and counseling, link the caller with resources in their area, and ultimately, save lives by preventing crises from becoming life-threatening.

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