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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 or call us at (901) 448-2803. If you would like

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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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