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Tennessee Department of Health Joins New CDC Suicide Prevention Program

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $750,000 funding award for suicide prevention efforts over the next five years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program includes a focus on vulnerable populations at increased risk for suicide.

Tennessee One of Nine Programs Funded for Suicide Prevention

Tennessee One of Nine Programs Funded for Suicide Prevention

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network responds to Blue Whale Challenge

 

Tennessee Suicide Prevention NetworkNashville, TN – The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) has fielded several inquiries from the public regarding the Blue Whale challenge, a cellphone app that reportedly encourages users to engage in acts of self-harm and ultimately suicide.

Reports about the game and deaths connected to it, both in Russia where it apparently originated and in the United States, have prompted widespread media coverage as well as warnings from school districts and law enforcement agencies.

Network Addresses School, Community Concerns Regarding Blue Whale Challenge Online Game.

Network Addresses School, Community Concerns Regarding Blue Whale Challenge Online Game.

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Clarksville Student from Rossview High School wins License Plate Design Contest

 

Tennessee Suicide Prevention NetworkNashville, TN – Brandon Anderson, a student at Clarksville’s Rossview High School, received first prize in a license plate design contest staged by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN).

On November 22nd, Anderson received a $1,000 check and was honored by members of TSPN at the high school.

Rossview High School Student Brandon Anderson recieves $1,000 prize for License Plate Design.

Rossview High School Student Brandon Anderson recieves $1,000 prize for License Plate Design.

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U.S. Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

 

Written by Lisa A. Ferdinando
Army News Service

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

“Soldiers, Army civilians and family members have options,” said Sherry Simmons-Coleman, senior program analyst for the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program.

Those options include talking to a member of their unit, visiting the chaplain or behavior health professional on the installation, or calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is available 24-hours a day at 1.800.273. TALK (8255), she said.

Members of the Army Suicide Prevention Program provide information about the resources available for Soldiers, Army civilians and family members, Sept. 12, 2013. Seen here is the Army ACE card that highlights the importance of three steps: asking if a person is suicidal, caring for that person and escorting that person to a professional.

Members of the Army Suicide Prevention Program provide information about the resources available for Soldiers, Army civilians and family members, Sept. 12, 2013. Seen here is the Army ACE card that highlights the importance of three steps: asking if a person is suicidal, caring for that person and escorting that person to a professional.

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