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TN Statewide Crisis Line

The statewide crisis line is a 24/7/365 call system to help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.

All calls are routed to a trained crisis specialist within your area. The service is free.

Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471)

Click here to learn about Tennessee crisis services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

Or, to chat online, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a Spanish Language line at 1-888-628-9454.

Crisis Text Line


Alternately, you can text TN to 741741 to connect to the Crisis Text Line and a trained counselor.


Institute on Aging 24-hour Toll-Free Friendship Line


Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

Click here for a list of warning signs and what you can do right now for someone at risk for suicide.

Not sure if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition? Try a free mental health screening.