Tag: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

September National Suicide Prevention Month, Memphis Crisis Center Always on Call


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016 and more than 30 percent in half the states during that time, making suicide a leading cause of death in the United States. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but the Memphis Crisis… Read More

Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Sept. 20-26 Aims to Raise Funds, Community Profile and Volunteers for 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

Chancellor Steve Schwab speaking at the Memphis Crisis Center kick off

For more than 40 years, the Memphis Crisis Center has provided much-needed counseling to those in distress through a 24/7, volunteer-staffed hotline. But in the last few years, whether because of the economy or the troubled times, calls to the confidential lifeline (901-CRISIS7 or 901-274-7477) have gone up dramatically, from 14,103 in 2011 to 17,629… Read More