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)
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800 (273-8255)