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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. People do not have to be suicidal to call – reasons to call include: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, getting over abuse, depression mental and physical illness, and loneliness. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis


Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.

Mental Health Crisis - Local Line


The Crisis Contact Center provides free, telephone and text-based crisis intervention to anyone that needs it, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Crisis counselors assist callers struggling with thoughts of suicide, grief, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, addiction, or trauma. Language interpretation services are available.

Family & Children’s Service Crisis Line: 615-244-7444

Psychiatric Emergency - Crisis Treatment Center


A mental health crisis can be extremely frightening and difficult for family and friends to understand. Law enforcement and paramedics have limited resources to help during a mental health crisis, which can result in an unnecessary trip to the Emergency Room. This often only adds to the crisis.

Our emergency teams are trained to immediately respond and resolve a crisis. We offer a full continuum of services and treatment resources on our Nashville campus.

250 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228

Mental Health Cooperative Emergency Psychiatric Services

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line


Our crisis and support line is available 24 hours a day for anyone in need of support, referrals, and information for themselves or someone they know including assistance immediately following a sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Center

LGBTQ Youth Crisis Support


Crisis counselors answer calls, chats, or texts from LGBTQ young people who reach out on our free, confidential and secure 24/7 service when they are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide. Our trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face. They will listen without judgment. All of your conversations are confidential, and you can share as much or as little as you’d like. Text START to 678-678 or chat at

The Trevor Project

Domestic Violence Hotline


Our advocates are here to listen without judgement and help you begin to address what’s going on in your relationship. Our services are always free and available 24/7. Text START to 88788 or chat at

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Veterans Crisis Line

Dial 988 then press 1

Free 24/7 confidential support is a call away. The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care. Connect with professional, caring VA responders through a phone call, online chat, or text message (text 838255).

Veterans Crisis Line

The Disaster Distress Helpline


Emotional Support Resource: The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

via Nashville Office of Emergency Management

Are you feeling desperate, alone, or hopeless? Are you thinking of suicide?

What Happens When You Call 988?

1. First, you’ll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.

2. The Lifeline will play you a little music while you’re connected to a skilled, trained crisis worker.

3. A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone.

4. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.

Lifeline Center calls are free and confidential, and they are available 24/7.

Text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.

Crisis Text Line - a trained Crisis Counselor will respond to your texts

A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.

Crisis Text Line - the counselor will help you move forward from a crisis moment

The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Someone I care about might be thinking of suicide. What do I do?

1. Check in

Have a conversation, and make it your goal to listen non-judgmentally. Ask directly if they are thinking of suicide or if they have thought of suicide anytime during the past.

More conversation tips from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
More information on warning signs from TN Suicide Prevention Network

2. Connect with resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) and Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741) are free and available 24/7 for people currently experiencing a crisis.

Meeting regularly with a trained mental health professional will give your loved one increased tools, support, and empowerment to deal with the pain and suffering they are experiencing. Insight Counseling Centers has counselors in eight locations across Middle Tennessee and offers counseling on an income-based fee scale.

3. Follow up

You don’t have to be a trained professional to help save a life. Reaching out, truly listening, connecting someone with mental health services, and continuing to show you care can make a world of difference for someone experiencing pain.

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