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Crisis Resources 

In any emergency calling 911 or going to the closest emergency room is always the quickest way to speak to a medical professional.

The following resources are specific to Tennessee, unless noted as 'national' in the heading. 


Phone Numbers & Contacts:

  • Mobile Crisis: 855-274-7471

    • Mobile Crisis is a 24/7/365 response team for the state of Tennessee for those who are experiencing a mental health emergency. All calls are routed to a trained crisis specialist within your area. The service is free.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662- 4357

    • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7/365 treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. 

  • National Suicide Text Hotline: 741-741

Emergency Centers:

  • Crisis Walk-In Centers: CSUs offer face-to-face, 24/7/365 evaluation for those who are experiencing a mental health emergency in Tennessee. For the walk-in center nearest you, please call 855-274-7471

When speaking with any first responder or reaching out for help, ensure that you emphasize that the call is regarding a mental health emergency and that you are seeking medical help, not arrest.

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