News & Events

Suicide in the Older American Population

Cris Hardaway of WKNO’s The Best Times sits down with our Executive Director to discuss the high rates of suicide in older Americans. They touch on everything from causes in the senior population to common warning signs. The interview starts at 10 minutes and 25 seconds. Click below: Senior Suicide Interview


TSPN and the Crisis Text Line Provide a New Outlet

We are excited to share another wonderful resource from the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and Crisis Text Line partnership. Trained professionals ready and willing to offer a listening ear, a helpful solution, and reassuring words are waiting to hear from you. Text the words “TN” to 741 741. At times people prefer a texting option, or it is simply more convenient to text. Reach

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Bridging Troubled Waters Event

The community is invited to this free event hosted by UT Health Science Center, Memphis Crisis Center and Family Safety Center, aimed at creating a conversation about resolving conflict, ending domestic violence and building healthy relationships. Bridging Troubled Waters features guest speaker Dee Griffin, former reporter/anchor and a domestic violence survivor. She will tell her story and offer hope and advice for those caught

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Help the Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Help Us!

Out of 50 agencies, the Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis selected the Memphis Crisis Center to become the recipient of their charitable fundraising this year! In the past few years they have raised thousands of dollars for some amazing agencies around the area. Now they have graciously chosen us! We need our community supporters to come out and support the MCC by attending their

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Support Us Through Amazon’s Charitable Donation Program

Simply go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser or mobile device (Be sure to bookmark it for future shopping!). On your first visit select SUICIDE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICE as your charity. Every time you shop at AmazonSmile (using your regular Amazon Account) 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to the Memphis Crisis Center. This is a great way to support the MCC while knocking

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2014 Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week

Suicide, depression, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assaults and mental illnesses are often taboo topics in our society. During the week of September 10th-16th the Memphis Crisis Center wants to be able to wear down the barriers and talk about these kinds of issues in a public forum, even if it’s just breaking the ice. Starting Wednesday, September 10th we are celebrating the Second Annual

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Less to Wine About Wednesdays

Help a Great Cause! Every 2nd Wednesday of the month it will be “Less to Wine About Wednesdays” at Rizzo’s Diner- 106 E Ge Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103. For both lunch and dinner, Michael Patrick, the owner, will be donating 25% of the proceeds to the Memphis Crisis Center. Please make your reservations today- (901) 523-2033! http://www.rizzosdiner.com/  


“How A Family Copes With Schizophrenia And Suicide”

Homer Bell was a homeless citizen of Hartford, CT who suffered from schizophrenia. He recently committed suicide by laying in front of a stopped bus. National Public Radio shares the story and how his family is coping with this tragic loss: http://n.pr/12mugJB.  


6th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference

The 6th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference will take place on June 12th and 13th at the University of Tennessee in Mid-town Memphis. We’re excited to announce that Mike LaBonte (the MCC’s Executive Director) is on the planning committee! Register for “Life Matters!” 2013 by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ZnuQkh.


Sgt. Jonathan Page Receives 2013 Valor Award

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2013 Valor Award! Sgt. Jonathan Page saved a distraught youth from committing suicide: http://bit.ly/WMJ1NB. His heroic actions were recognized at an annual dinner held by The 100 Club of Memphis.