Estill Springs, Tenn. — The Lisa Nunley Memorial Fund, established in January, 2004 to inform and educate the public about teenage suicide, has made a $1,600 donation to the mental health hotline operated around the clock by Centerstone, Tennessee’s largest behavioral healthcare provider.
Lisa Nunley’s mother, Peggy, and family friend Julie Cobb, chose Centerstone’s Crisis Line as the Fund’s only beneficiary. The toll-free service, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides counseling, referrals, and unconditional support to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or psychiatric emergency. The Fund will help operate and staff the Crisis Line.
The Fund founders will present the donation to Centerstone at a reception on April 27 at Centerstone’s Estill Springs facility, 416 South Main Street. The reception begins at 5:00 pm. To attend, please call 931-649-3408.
“We are very grateful to Peggy Nunley and the Fund she has established in her daughter’s name,” said Ken Stewart, regional director for Centerstone. “It is through the invaluable support of the Lisa Nunley Memorial Fund and others that Centerstone continues to be able to intervene and act when our young people suffer with depression or other mental health issues.”
The Crisis Line (800-681-7444) is certified and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and the Hopeline Network. In addition to assisting those with immediate mental health needs, the Crisis Line is a community educational resource to help individuals and families learn more about behavioral health problems that can lead to crises. The Crisis Line also provides referrals to mental health professionals and institutions.
For more information about the Lisa Nunley Memorial Fund or to make a contribution, contact Elaine Hice, 931-649-3408.