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.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a full list of resources for you based on your location and need.
- 24/7 Crisis Hotline is 988
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988lifeline.org
- Crisis Text Line: TALK to 741-741
- Veterans Crisis Line: Send a text to 838255
- Vets4Warriors: provides confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world, according to their website.
- SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386, provides information and support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round.
You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for more resources.
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.
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.
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)
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.”
The state of Mississippi has resources available for those facing crisis.
- Contact Crisis: 601-713-HELP (601-713-4357)
- Mississippians who have children facing thise crisis, the state of mulitple resources, phone numbers and reading material for you and your child(ren).
- 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)
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.
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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