National Suicide Lifeline

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Your first line to hope and help.

As the local affiliate of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Memphis Crisis Center is an entry point into hope and help. Through our lifeline, we direct you to the people, services and organizations that can help you through the immediate situation and then connect you to long-term resources for recovery.

Our lifelines are open, 24/7, nights, weekends and holidays. Call us. You’re worth it. 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK. Or call us directly at (901) CRISIS-7, (901) 274-7477. More information online at

Free suicide awareness & prevention training

The Memphis Crisis Center, in collaboration with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, offers free suicide awareness and prevention workshops. If you would like more information or to schedule a workshop for your agency or group, call Mike LaBonte, Memphis Crisis Center executive director, at (901) 351-9986 or

For more information about the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, visit them online at

Fox 13 News interviewed our Executive Director, Mike LaBonte. He discusses how a struggling economy impacts suicide rates:
Do you need someone to talk to? Call 901-CRISIS-7 for help.