May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

This year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is focusing its attention on having a #RealConvo about mental health.

If you or a loved one is experiencing harmful thoughts, you can call the 24-hour Mobile Crisis Hotline at 865-549-2409.

Warning signs from the Suicide Prevent Network: Previous attempts, verbal threats, behavior or appearance changes and isolation.

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Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Crisis Text Line: Text TN to 741741 if you're struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Additionally, the peer recovery call center (Create hyperlink to: www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/article/peer-recovery-call-centeris) available in East Tennessee, where those who answer the hotline are have first-hand experience in the area.

The center can be reached at 1-865-584-9125 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lifeline Crisis Chat: Chat online with a specialist who can provide emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services www.crisischat.org/