The Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services staff provides assessment and evaluation of children and youth, up to age 18, who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency across the state of Tennessee.*
Begun in June 2003, the program employees more than 60 staff members working from offices and satellite locations statewide.* These locations are strategically located to provide faster response times for calls that require face-to-face crisis assessments.
When do I Call Specialized Crisis Services?
Call for psychiatric emergencies when a child or adolescent:
Always call when psychiatric hospitalization is being considered.
1-855-CRISIS-1 or 1-855 (274-7471)
Text "TN" to 741741
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800 (273-8255)