The New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

​The last few years has taken a toll on all of us. We experienced feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety, and grief from lives lost. This year, many have been feeling stressed and overwhelmed with personal finances and rising prices.

Unfortunately for too many, these emotions lead to thoughts of suicide. To help individuals receive help faster the National Suicide Lifeline launched a new 3-digit crisis line number.

Similar to 911 for medical emergencies, the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 call and text with trained crisis counselors. Individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts, substance use, a mental health crisis, or emotional distress are encouraged to call as well as loved ones who know someone in need of support. You can also use the Lifeline Chat. Services are free and confidential.

If you need mental health support, call 615-936-1327 to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our EAP Counselors. Work/Life Connections-EAP is the program of Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness focused on elevating your psychological resilience.