suicide & self injury

Suicide & Self-Injury

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health Statewide Crisis Telephone Line

The crisis telephone line aids those who are in need of immediate mental health services.  Each call is routed to the closest crisis team.  Referrals, intervention services, and other resources are offered.
Telephone:  1-800-809-9957 (24 hour crisis line), call 911 if you are in immediate danger!

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  The calls are routed to the nearest crisis center.  All calls are confidential.  Additional information can be found on their website.
Telephone:  1-800-273-TALK (8255), press 1 for the veterans hotline.  Call 911 if you are in danger!
TTY:  1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
The National Hopeline Network

A program of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center, the hotline is designed help those who are depressed or suicidal.  Loved ones of those in need are also encouraged to call.  Help is provided in 20-30 seconds.  (additional hotline numbers are listed)
Telephone:  1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433), call 911 if you are in immediate danger!


Other Resources

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN)

The TSPN works to prevent suicide by organizing activities, offering crisis intervention training, working with schools, and increasing public awareness.
Telephone:  (615) 297-1077 – Office
Founded by someone who has attempted suicide, the campaign works to unite advocates, mental health professionals and organizations into one coalition to increase mental health research.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

SAVE’S mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.  The tie of depression to suicide is a focus.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The AFSP is an organization with goal of suicide prevention through research, education and advocacy, and reaching out to those with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Telephone:  1-888-333-AFSP (2377) – Office