Emergency Medical Services - 911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
Tennessee Toll-Free Statewide Crisis Telephone Line – 1‑855‑CRISIS-1 (1-855-274-7471)
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress, contact the Tennessee Toll-Free Statewide Crisis Telephone Line. Trained crisis workers are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255)
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Tennessee REDLINE – 1‑800-889-9789
Get general information on mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders and locate treatment and recovery services in your area. Speak directly with a person, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO)
Locate behavioral health treatment and recovery services (mental health, substance use/addictions, co-occurring disorders, and prevention) in your area by visiting www.tamho.org/service.php. Service providers are organized by Tennessee counties with user friendly links to their websites for you to learn more about their respecitive agencies and available services. Additional resource links are also available for accessing statewide organizations and advocacy groups.
Veterans Crisis Line – 1-880-273-8255 Press 1
Current and former service members may face different health issues than the general public and may be at risk for mental health and substance use disorders.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring, Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online [www.veteranscrisisline.net], or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.