Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    988 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

900 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is the university’s primary facility for personal counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological outreach and consultation services. Our mission is to promote the psychological, educational, and social well-being of the students of The University of Tennessee and to help prepare them to be productive members of society. Our staff members provide a variety of services for students, faculty and staff, including walk-in intake; crisis intervention; individual, couples and group counseling and psychotherapy; psycho-educational workshops, and consultation.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Emergency Contact Information

Call 911 if you think you are in immediate danger to self or others.

Center Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday

Daytime Emergencies: Either call (974-2196) or come to the center from 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm.

Mobile Crisis is Available 24/7 at 865-539-2409.

1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433

After 5 .p.m: Go to the emergency room of the UT Medical Center or the nearest local hospital

Transportation: Students who are on campus and need transportation, may call Campus Police at 974-3114.

Confidentiality Statement

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