Are you or someone you know currently experiencing a behavioral health crisis?

If it is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

If you have the time, call your go-to behavioral health provider.

If your provider is not available, you do not have a provider, or the situation is too risky, then please call 855-CRISIS-1 (or 855-274-7471). You will be routed to a trained crisis specialist in your area.

You are not “in trouble.” It is okay to ask for help. If you are unsure if the situation qualifies as a crisis, please still call. They will determine if they need to send Mobile Crisis to come meet with you in person or if the situation can be resolved over the phone. For more information on Crisis Services in Tennessee, please click here.


If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


If you or someone you know needs addiction help, call the Tennessee Redline at 800-889-9789.


If you or someone you know is a veteran in crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 Press 1.


If you are thinking about suicide and in need of immediate support, please call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386, or Text START to 678678


Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call the Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline at 877-565-8860

After the Crisis is Over

After the crisis is over, we suggest developing your own personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan® that will help you the next time that you feel you are unable to cope with the situation. WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness process you can use to get well, stay well, and make your life the way you want it to be. It is also helpful for designating how you want future crises to be handled and who you want to be involved in your treatment. Tennessee’s Declaration for Mental Health Treatment is a legal document you can complete to state your wishes when receiving mental health treatment.