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Suicide Prevention Resources

Need help now? If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call 911, 988, or 1.800.273.8255 or text START to 741741.

If you see someone behaving dramatically differently than usual, it may signal that this person needs help. If you have a gut feeling that something is not right, you should act on it. If someone is threatening their own life or someone else’s life, this is an emergency. If you feel comfortable, you should bring your friend to the Emergency Room, or call 911 or other emergency services immediately. If it’s safe to do so, stay with that person or do what you can to contact them or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.

Get help....

If you’re in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can also call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call 988. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. If you’d like to talk to a peer, contains links to warmlines in every state. If you’re not in the U.S., Find a Helpline for a link to crisis centers around the world. 

UTHSC Student Resources

UTHSC Employee Resources

Graduate Medical Education (GME) Memphis Residents and Fellows Resources 

SASSI: 901.448.5056 during working hours  

UTHSC After Hours Mental Health Emergency Phone:  901.690.CARE (2273) 

UTHSC Employee Resources (GME Memphis Residents and Fellows) 

GME Nashville Residents and Fellows: 

Tristin Casteel: 615.222.4056 

Director of Medical Education 

GME Jackson Residents and Fellows: 

Dr Grant Studebaker: 713.423.1932 

Program Director Family Practice 

UTHSC Employee Resources (GME Memphis Residents and Fellows) Memphis, Nashville, and Jackson 

I lost someone to suicide...

Losing someone to suicide is a tremendously painful and complicated experience. There is no set path or timeline for grieving, and each person processes their loss at their own pace and in their own way. There are no simple answers; however, there are many resources to support people who experience this type of loss.


Suicide Prevention Training Students, Residents, Fellows, Faculty, and Staff.

Immediate Help



National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1.800.273.8255

For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and People with Speech Disabilities who use a TTY, call

University Health Services during working hours 901.448.5630 or Emergency After hours 901.541.5654

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Memphis Crisis Center

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.855.CRISIS1

Suicide Anonymous 901.383.1924 

Text a Counselor
Text HOME to 741741

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May 17, 2023