Help: Who to Call
The Front Porch has many answers to your questions about depression, anxiety and substance abuse. But you may be in search of more information, and we can help. The links below can lead you to more resources that will help you gain a better understanding of depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a suicidal crisis and needs immediate help please call one of these resources. All are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Memphis Police – (901) 545-2677 OR 911
Mobile Crisis – Adult: (901) 577-9400
The Crisis Center – (901) 274-7477
MSARC (Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center) – (901) 272-2020
St. Francis Hospital Clinical Assessment – (901) 765-1400
YWCA Abused Women’s Services – (901) 725-4277
Community Mental Health Centers
Case Management, Inc. (formerly Southwest Mental Health Center)
a) 14 North Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38104
b) 4041 Knight Arnold Road, Memphis, TN 38118
c) 1087 Alice Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106
Frayser Family Counseling Center – (901) 353-5440
2150 Whitney Road, Memphis, 38127
Southeast Mental Health Center – (901) 369-1400
3810 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38118
- The American Association of Suicidology
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide-prevention initiatives. They invest in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. They are expanding assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.
- Arkansas Crisis Center
The ACC plays a crucial role in linking residents in need with available community resources. Their vision is that by 2013, ACC will be the recognized leader in suicide-awareness and crisis intervention services throughout the state of Arkansas.
- The Carson J. Spencer Foundation
The Carson J. Spencer Foundation sustains a passion for life through the delivery of innovative and effective suicide-prevention programs for working-aged people, the coaching of young leaders to develop social enterprises for mental-health promotion and suicide prevention, and the support of people who are bereaved due to suicide.
- The Jason Foundation, Inc.
The Jason Foundation, Inc., is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide, through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Everyday Health
- Mental Health America
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a volunteer, nonprofit, self-help group made up of families, consumers and professionals. It is dedicated to improving services and the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. In Arkansas, go to namiarkansas.org
1.800.844.0381 In Mississippi, go to www.namims.org
1.800.357.0388 In Tennessee, go to namitn.org
- Tennessee Department of Mental Health (TDMH)
The Crisis Line: 1.855.CRISIS1 (855.274.7471)
The TDMH is the state’s mental-health authority and is responsible for system planning, setting policy and quality standards, system monitoring and evaluation, disseminating public information, and advocating for persons of all ages who have a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
For the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, go to dmh.state.ms.us
- Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association (TMHCA)
The TMHCA provides education and advocacy opportunities that will enhance the quality of life by creating an atmosphere of respect, self-responsibility, honesty and empowerment for mental-health consumers in Tennessee.
- Methodist Healthcare
Methodist Healthcare is an integrated healthcare delivery system, dedicated to the art of healing through our faith-based commitment to minister to the whole person.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription-drug coverage get the medications they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
- American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit credit-counseling agency that helps consumers take control of their financial lives through credit counseling, debt consolidation and financial education. Call to speak with a certified credit counselor and receive a complimentary budget and debt consultation.
- Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions
Through personalized budget, credit and debt counseling and education, Clearpoint has helped over a million clients to regain their financial foothold.
- Crown Financial Ministries
Crown provides practical, biblical-based solutions for managing your personal finances.
- Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey — author, talk-show host and personal-finance expert — helps people who want to change their financial lives.
Mint is a free, online system that brings all of your financial accounts together online or on your mobile device, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets and helps you achieve your savings goals.