News & Events

The Memphis Crisis Center is a proud partner with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Centers 988 Implementation Project

For many of our lifetimes there has been an easy-to-remember three-digit number to call in case of an emergency – 911. The FCC is now looking forward to a new number, set to launch in July – the 988 number. This will connect callers anywhere in the United States to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The Memphis Crisis Center is excited to be part of

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William Bray

It is with a heavy heart, that the Memphis Crisis Center announces the passing of William Bray (pictured center). William passed away on January 5, 2022. His involvement with the Center extended to half a century. In fact, he trained in the very first volunteer training class in 1970, even before the agency officially incorporated in 1971. He was active as a volunteer on

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Memphis Crisis Center Turns 50!

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MIKE LABONTE “Memphis Crisis Center turns 50 this month! For over half a century, we have been the Midsouth’s free, safe and confidential lifeline for those with no where else to turn – and that’s something to celebrate! I’d like to thank our volunteers – all those who gave money and time over the years. Without you, we would

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WREG Shines Light on MCC

Local news channel, WREG Channel 3, shares our story of helping others in a crisis – addressing what we do, and how you can help. They also presented us with a special anonymous donation. We would not exist without this kind of generosity. We love our community! Click here for news clip.


Save the Date(s): EMPATHIC LISTENING Workshop/Training

This event will be hosted by Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County. Tuesday, April 20, @ 5:30 – 7 p.m. OR Thursday, April 22 @ 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join us as we learn how to use active and reflective listening techniques to foster connections, build trust, and generate collaborative problem-solving. Memphis Crisis Center’s own Mike LaBonte will facilitate the discussion. Participants

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Giving Tuesday Has Never Been So Important

We exist through donations alone and are able to help so many in crisis because of our gracious givers! Because the holidays can be a lonely and challenging time, especially this year as a result of The Pandemic, we have an influx of calls. Join us in making someone’s season brighter by remembering MCC when deciding who receives your holiday donations!


“Giving Tuesday” is Right Around the Corner

“Giving Tuesday” is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. In recognition of this day, we’d love to remind you that every contribution to MCC makes an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps toward our mission of being a compassionate lifeline for anyone in distress and our vision

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Mental Health Movie Premiere February 17th @ 7p.m. Memphis Ridgeway Cinema Grill

Save the Date: February 17th @ 7p.m. Memphis Ridgeway Cinema Grill will host the Tennessee premiere of “Coming Up for Air,” winner of four best feature film awards. Memphis Crisis Center will be there for a timely discussion following the screening. The film has launched a national conversation about the important role caregivers play helping friends, colleagues, family and lovers recover from mental illness.

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