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Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance takes to the streets

 

Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council joins in day of direct action

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Forty-one volunteers and members of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance, including 10 members of the Mayor’s Youth Council, joined in direct action Saturday to promote suicide prevention awareness throughout the community.

A large group of volunteers joined the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance on Saturday to spread the word that suicide is preventable and help is available.

A large group of volunteers joined the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance on Saturday to spread the word that suicide is preventable and help is available.

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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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Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Suicide Prevention, Youth Programs in Omaha, Nebraska

 

The White HouseOmaha, NE – Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by Congressman Don Bacon and Mrs. Angie Bacon, visited Boys Town to highlight the work the organization is doing to support and transform the lives of children in the Omaha area.

Upon arriving, they received an overview of the organization which included hearing from the organization’s leadership about the work they do to provide care, treatment, and education to at-risk youth.

Second Lady Karen Pence

Second Lady Karen Pence

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Suicide Prevention Starts with YOU: Life is Precious, Powerful, and Purposeful

 

The Jason Foundation Inc Hendersonville, TNIf you saw a relative, a friend, or even a stranger choking, you wouldn’t hesitate to try to help.  There might even be a crowd of people trying to help all at the same time. 

Our response to suicide prevention can be the same!  If more of us are trained to see the warning signs, effectively respond, and connect the person with professional care, we can save lives.

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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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#BeThere Clarksville Summit to feature mental health experts

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – An impressive lineup of speakers with deep experience in health care delivery to service members and veterans will gather in Clarksville next month for a community-focused suicide prevention summit.

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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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Clarksville Leaders attend Veterans Affairs Suicide-Prevention Academy

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNWashington, D.C. – Leaders from Clarksville and Middle Tennessee gathered in the nation’s capital last week to continue working on a public health strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers, veterans and their families.

The policy academy was convened by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Last week Clarksville Group attended VA Suicide-Prevention Academy in Washington D.C.

Last week Clarksville Group attended VA Suicide-Prevention Academy in Washington D.C.

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