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Blanchfield Army Community partners with community alliance to promote seeking help

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community (BACH) Hospital officials participated in Clarksville’s Suicide Prevention Alliance Summit at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center recently as community leaders aim their focus on suicide prevention, intervention and assistance.

The summit was designed to bring community resources together to discuss ways the community could help assist at-risk individuals including service members, veterans, family members and others in the community in order to prevent suicide.

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, commander, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, was a keynote speaker at the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Alliance Summit, Oct. 1 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He praised the opportunity to bring together so many skilled resources in one place for the purpose of collaboration for this important subject. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, commander, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, was a keynote speaker at the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Alliance Summit, Oct. 1 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He praised the opportunity to bring together so many skilled resources in one place for the purpose of collaboration for this important subject. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Information to flow at #BeThere Clarksville suicide prevention event

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A large and diverse group of veterans-support organizations and veterans-oriented businesses will participate in #BeThere Clarksville, a local suicide prevention, summit next week.

#BeThere Clarksville, A Life-Saving Summit for Service Members, Veterans, Families and Our Community, will be from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

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#BeThere Clarksville Summit to feature “Lived-Experience” Panel

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A local suicide prevention summit will feature a “lived-experience” panel discussion led by two people whose lives have been touched by suicide.

Bryan Flanery, an U.S. Army Veteran who was injured in combat in Afghanistan and who survived a suicide attempt, and Cynthia Johnson, an author and hospice coordinator who endured the tragedy of losing her son to suicide, will share their stories.

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Suicide Prevention Summit set for October 3rd

 

New Alliance will present #BeThere Clarksville event

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, Community members and care givers from all walks of life — especially service members, veterans and their families — are invited to a suicide prevention summit from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

Several members of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Coalition -- Kara Merriam, Centerstone; Misty Leitsch, TSPN; Carrie Brensike, TN Valley VA; and Joey Smith, County Health Director -- work to plan #BeThere Clarksville, a suicide prevention summit from 9:00am to 2:00pm October 3rd at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center.

Several members of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Coalition — Kara Merriam, Centerstone; Misty Leitsch, TSPN; Carrie Brensike, TN Valley VA; and Joey Smith, County Health Director — work to plan #BeThere Clarksville, a suicide prevention summit from 9:00am to 2:00pm October 3rd at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center.

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Clarksville leads Tennessee Cities in Suicide Prevention Training

 

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network trains 1,200 City of Clarksville employees on QPR

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – According to its training partner, the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), the City of Clarksville has become the first city in Tennessee to provide suicide prevention training to its entire workforce.

The training program, known as QPR for Suicide Prevention, was conducted primarily by Misty Leitsch, TSPN’s Zero Suicide Director. QPR stands for “Question Persuade Refer.”

Misty Leitsch, Zero Suicide Director, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and members of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Alliance, work on plans to bring more suicide prevention training to the Clarksville community. Leitsch has already completed training sessions for the City of Clarksville workforce. (L to R) Kara Merriam, Centerstone, Clarksville; Leitsch; Carrie Brensike, Tennessee Valley VA.; and Joey Smith; Montgomery County Health Director.

Misty Leitsch, Zero Suicide Director, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and members of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Alliance, work on plans to bring more suicide prevention training to the Clarksville community. Leitsch has already completed training sessions for the City of Clarksville workforce. (L to R) Kara Merriam, Centerstone, Clarksville; Leitsch; Carrie Brensike, Tennessee Valley VA.; and Joey Smith; Montgomery County Health Director.

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