News & Events

Upcoming November Volunteer Training

A 2-day volunteer training class is coming up 11/13 & 11/15 from 5 p.m. – 9/10 p.m., and several shift options are available! If you are 18 years or older, a good listener, compassionate, caring and interested in making a positive difference in someone’s life – we hope you’ll volunteer to work in our call center. The holidays are right around the corner, and

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MCC and CAC Partner to Help United Way

We recently came together with Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Reports of suspected child sexual abuse or other severe abuse made to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) hotline or law enforcement are handled by the team of agencies headquartered at the Memphis CAC. We met this inspiring group at the Hershey plant in downtown Memphis where we took the time to show

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Volunteer Training October 9 and 11 – Sign up TODAY!

We’re conducting a two-part volunteer training class Tuesday (10/9) and Thursday (10/11) from 5 p.m. until 9/10 p.m. each day. Night Owls are especially needed, but there are shifts available for Early Birds too. Contact volunteers@crisis7.org, if interested. You can learn more about being a Memphis Crisis Center Volunteer here.


MCC Participates in Suicide Prevention Expo

We proudly participated in the Shelby County Schools sixth annual suicide prevention expo, Save Our Students (SOS), held on Saturday, September 29. The event was hosted at the wonderful Geeter Middle School. We enjoyed time spent talking to students, parents and educators alike about preventing suicide among youth. Below are photos from the event.


Memphis Crisis Center Featured in Huffington Post Article

Volunteer Karen Crouch was interviewed about her experience as a phone operator for our 24-hour suicide prevention line. After losing her son to suicide, she found healing in offering empathy and compassion to some of our community’s most vulnerable people. She has since joined our board and also mentors volunteers in training. In the article she addresses everything from her most memorable life-saving call

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Conference 2018

What a privilege to come together with our statewide friends and colleagues to discuss one common goal: Saving Lives in Memphis and Shelby County. We are a proud partner of Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and with their support, we look forward to continuing to provide hope within our community. Below are images from our time at the conference. Conference Presenters (L-R) Shawn Jenkins, Dr.

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Community Mental Health Summit

We recently spent time at the Community Mental Health Summit discussing the mental health of veterans and their families. Suicide prevention and recovery is everyone’s business! Pictured above are VA’s Kate Witherspoon and Renee Brown (Suicide Prevention Coordinator at VA Medical Center).


We want to train your team!

Did you know that we offer workshops and training for your organization?! Course topics include crisis de-escalation, empathic listening, handling difficult clients, suicide awareness and intervention, trauma-informed care, client-centered approaches to helping, and how to deal with life after loss. If your interested in training your team in any or all of these areas, contact Executive Director of the Memphis Crisis Center Mike LaBonte

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