New 988 number available to those facing mental health crises

The new 988 phone number will connect callers with mental health professionals

Allen Bartels said We know that 988 is going to save countless lives. 

988 is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis

“988 is a gamechanger for all Tennesseans,” said Jeff Fladen, Executive Director of NAMI Tennessee.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing some kind of mental distress, you can call or text 988

People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

For far too long, this burden has fallen on our 911 operators and first responders