Centerstone Selected as Partner for NFL Life Line

Tennessee-based mental health provider is one of two organizations nationally chosen to operate crisis service for current and former NFL players, coaches, team and league staff, and their family members

Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone, a leading not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, has been selected as a partner organization for the National Football League’s Life Line, a free, 24-hour confidential crisis counseling service available to current and former NFL players, coaches, team and league staff, and their family members. The NFL Life Line is a component of the NFL’s Total Wellness initiative that is focused on a holistic approach to total health and wellness for those affiliated with the NFL.

“Centerstone is honored to have our Crisis Call Center be selected as a partner for the NFL Life Line,” said Becky Stoll, Centerstone’s Vice President for Crisis Disaster Management. “Increasing access to mental health services is vital to strengthening and empowering individuals and families to be resilient in the face of life transitions, personal and emotional crises, trauma, and other problems that face all of us from time to time. Through the Life Line we are able to connect callers with resources, and provide support for any crises they may be facing.”

Crises take many forms and can be caused by a variety of concerns including life transitions, substance abuse, stress, relationship challenges, financial or legal trouble, or chronic physical pain. Regardless of the crisis, any member of the NFL family may call the Life Line or chat online to be connected with a counselor who is trained to deal not only with general crises, but also specific issues that may arise during or after a professional career in football.

The NFL Life Line was created to provide assistance and support to those in the NFL family who may be in an emotional crisis. It is independently operated by Link2Health Solutions in partnership with experts in crisis counseling and health communications experts at Centerstone, the Mental Health Association of New York City, the Jed Foundation, Education Development Center, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Of the 161 crisis call centers participating in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, only two were chosen to operate crisis counseling services for the NFL Life Line: Centerstone and the Mental Health Association of New York City.

Centerstone’s Crisis Call Center offers counsel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), CARF International, and Contact USA.

More information about the NFL Life Line is available at nfllifeline.org. More information about Centerstone and its crisis services is available at www.centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves nearly 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International and a member organization of the National Football League’s NFL Life Line. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.