• Suicide Prevention Information and Resources


Immediate Help and Support

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

    Text or Call 988 to be connected to a crisis counselor.
    The line will provide immediate support for referrals for suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking and more.
    The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support.

    Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline

    Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) provides a 24-hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The program provides assessments, triage, and access to appropriate levels of care.  
    Helen Ross McNabb Family Walk-in Center
    Hours 8am-8pm daily (365 days a year)
    Children and adolescents ager 17 or younger
    (865) 257-9982
    5646 Merchants Center Blvd
    Knoxville, TN 37912
    Available Services:
    1. Assessment and Evaluation
    2. Outpatient Therapy
    3. Comprehensive Child and Family Treatment (CCFT)
    4. Medication Services
    Helen Ross McNabb Adult Walk-in Center
    Adults aged 18 years and older
    (865) 541-6958
    5310 Ball Camp Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    Available Services:
    1. Mental Health Assessment
    2. Referral to Services
    3. Follow-up Services

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Organizations and Resources

  • Mental Health Association of East Tennessee 
    The Mental Health Association of East Tennessee is a 501 (C)3 non profit organization dedicated to educating the community about mental health issues.
    Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
    The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. 
    TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Mental Health Screening Tools