988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline

Are you feeling overwhelmed with feelings of stress, depression or anxiety? Many youth and young adults struggle to find a support system of people who will always be there. Especially during an age when there is an immense amount of change going on in their lives. Navigating adulthood can be difficult and sometimes you just need someone to talk to.

The 988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline is available for parents and caregivers. Access mental health help by calling or texting 988 or chatting with 988lifeline.org. Trained counselors located in Tennessee are available 24/7 to answer calls, texts, and chats from people in a time of need. Want to learn more about 988 in Tennessee?

Visit: www.tn.gov/988.


If you or someone you know is in a medical or life-threatening crisis right now, get help quickly.

  • Call your doctor
  • Call 911 for emergency services
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255) TTY: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889)
  • Call Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line at 1.855.274.7471


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Tennessee Healthy Transitions Initiative, please contact:

Tennessee Department of Mental Health And Substance Abuse Office of Children and Youth Mental Health

Phone: 615-878-0043