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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 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!  

“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:  

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:

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: His heroic actions were recognized at an annual dinner held by The 100 Club of Memphis.

Need a Holiday Gift Idea? Donate to the MCC in Someone’s Honor!

Still not sure what to get friends for the Holidays? Consider a one time or recurring tax-deductible gift to the Memphis Crisis Center that saves lives.  With Christmas and Hanukkah around the corner, give a meaningful gift that makes a difference. The designated recipient will receive an official letter informing them that a gift was made in their honor. Whether it’s suicide, bullying, mental

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It is with a heavy heart that we must relate the passing of long-time Memphis Crisis Center volunteer Ralph “Sonny” Shankman on Tuesday morning July 17.  In 2006, through his persistent efforts, Sonny was instrumental in getting funding restored to the Memphis Crisis Center. If not for these efforts, we would probably not be here today. Sonny served the Memphis Crisis Center for more than 30

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Help the Memphis Crisis Center support a valued partner. Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is currently collecting signatures for their “Pledge to Prevent Suicide” project. Want to participate? Go to and add your name to the petition by clicking “Sign”. Thank you for the support!