Mental Health Crisis Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support 1-800-273-8255.
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Crisis Text LineText “TN” to 741-741 to be connected to a crisis counselor.The line will provide immediate support and referrals for suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking and more.
Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline865-539-2409Mobile 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.
Mental Health Association of East TennesseeThe 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 NetworkThe 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.
If you need help, or know someone who does, the following resources are available:
- Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press Option 1
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)
The Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer-support service for trans and questioning individuals in crisis. All operators are trans-identified.
- Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25.
A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Monday–Friday from 3–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT by texting START to 678678.
- Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is a crisis-intervention hotline that conducts conversations exclusively by text message. Trained crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day.
CrisisNOW provides a roadmap to safe, effective crisis care. Their goal is to keep people out of emergency rooms or jails by providing targeted services for people in distress.
- Disaster Distress Helpline
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 crisis counseling to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- Mental Health - Warm Lines
Warm lines are confidential, peer-run listening lines staffed by people who have experienced mental health conditions themselves.
UTK Grief Outreach Iniviative
The University of Tennessee Knoxville offers Grief Mentorship for current Knox County Students. The program pairs students who have experienced loss with a trained UTK student studying to become a school psychologist, counselor, etc. More information about the program can be found here, and the referral paperwork for families can be found here.
Please feel free to reach out to your student's School Counselor with any questions about this program!
PLGBTQ GroupThe UT Psychological Clinic hosts a group for parents of LGBTQ youth. This is a support group for parents of children under 18 who identify as LGBTQ.The group meets weekly on Mondays around 7pm (though it is TBD whether meetings will be held in person or over Zoom).The fee is $10 a session, though accommodations are available for those in need of financial assistance.If you are interested in participating in this group, please call the UT Psychological Clinic at (865) 974-2161.