News & Events

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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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month is 30 days in which we advocate the prevention of the terrible tragedy that is suicide. To kick off Suicide Prevention Month, we’d like to share the #BeThe1To [play a role in suicide prevention] five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal.


Warning Signs of Bullying

Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University. As a new school year begins, we want to remind you to be aware of bullying. If you are concerned that someone you know is being bullied, ask if they’re alright – a simple question could make the difference between life and death.

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Mark Your Calendars! “A Lifeline to Hope: How to Recognize & Help Prevent Suicide” – Sept. 19

As part of their Healthy Living Speaker Series, Baptist Memorial Healthcare is hosting “A Lifeline to Hope: How to Recognize & Help Prevent Suicide”. Local businesswoman Roquita Williams will share her story of survival and our executive director will speak about local resources. If you’re interested in learning the symptoms of suicide and how to respond in a crisis involving it, you won’t want

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Community Members Donate Proceeds from Play

Thank you to all those who came out to “Second Chance The Play”! We couldn’t maintain our lifelines without the generosity of those like Play Writer Tee Smith (pictured left with talent) and her team. Thank you for serving your community so well! Also big thanks to Holy Trinity Memphis for hosting the evening!


NEW Volunteer Opportunities

Over the next few months the Memphis Crisis Center is doing a major push for new VOLUNTEERS to staff our hotlines. We are especially interested in recruiting early birds and night owls. Training is provided and slots are limited. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@crisis7.org or call us at (901) 448-2803. If you would like

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