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President Donald Trump unveils roadmap to stop Veteran Suicide

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – More than 6,000 veterans die by suicide each year, taking their own lives at a rate one-and-a-half times that of other Americans. Female veterans are at an even higher risk, with a suicide rate of more than twice that of other Americans.
 
From 2005 to 2016, the veteran suicide rate rose by an alarming 26 percent. In the past, these heroes were too often overlooked by our leaders, who sent our troops to fight in foreign lands without taking care of them once they returned home.

President Donald Trump announces the PREVENTS Task Force Roadmap. (White House)

President Donald Trump announces the PREVENTS Task Force Roadmap. (White House)

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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Esper to Address Mental Health of Service Members During Social Distancing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to address the mental health of service members during social distancing.

“We write today to encourage you to also reflect on the unintended consequences that social distancing measures of isolation and quarantine may have on our service members’ mental, spiritual, and emotional health,” the Senators write.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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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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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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APSU Board of Trustees move Austin Peay State University closer to offering second doctoral degree

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  On Friday morning, Austin Peay State University (APSU) moved a step closer to offering its second doctoral degree, with the aim of addressing a mental health crisis currently affecting many military communities.

During its spring meeting, the APSU Board of Trustees approved moving forward with a Doctor of Psychology degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in serving military personnel, veterans and their families.

APSU Board of Trustees

APSU Board of Trustees

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to hold Suicide Prevention event, September 10th

 

Scout will dedicate memorial garden at Valleybrook Park

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network invite the public and allies in the public health, mental health, and social service fields to join in Clarksville’s Suicide Prevention Awareness event at 9:30am Monday, September 10th, 2018 at Valleybrook Park.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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TBI indicts Former Stewart County Sheriff’s Detective David Evans, Charged with Official Misconduct

 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI)

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in an indictment for a former sheriff’s detective in Stewart County in connection to the December suicide of his acquaintance.

On December 2nd, at the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents began investigating the shooting death of a man at a home on Lower Cross Creek Road in Indian Mound.

David Evans

David Evans

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Tennessee’s 2018 Status of the Suicide Report Release Announcement

 

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Supports The Suicide Mortality Review and Prevention Act of 2018

Tennessee Suicide Prevention NetworkNashville, TN – The 2018 Status of Suicide in Tennessee provides state legislators, mental health professionals, and the general public with information on the problem of suicide in our state and what is being done to prevent it.

Each year’s edition includes a detailed report on suicide trends within Tennessee, both overall and for various subgroups, featuring the latest statistics available from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Clarksville’s Quilts of Valor holds Sew for 22 event at Absolutely Fun Sewing

 

Quilts of Valor FoundationClarksville, TN – In bring awareness to the service members and veterans that take their lives everyday, Quilts of Valor, Quilting in Clarksville held a Sew for 22 event on September 22nd, 2017 at Absolutely Fun Sewing.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes.

“We do not want to continue to see this. One life is too many.” stated Roberta Samuels, Quilts of Valor. “So we organized this day with the idea from Cinde Jones with Absolutely Fun Sewing. She offered to allow us to sew in the store.”

Quilting in Clarksville presented 22 quilts to veterans on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

Quilting in Clarksville presented 22 quilts to veterans on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan proclaims September Suicide Prevention Month

 

September designated as a time to elevate awareness

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Clarksville, and urges all citizens to work to prevent suicide, raise awareness and promote kindness toward all people affected by this tragedy.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Clarksville. She presented the proclamation Thursday to members of the local Suicide Prevention Task Force: (from left) David Keesler, Joseph Chatman III, task force chairman; and Desiree McBride.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Clarksville. She presented the proclamation Thursday to members of the local Suicide Prevention Task Force: (from left) David Keesler, Joseph Chatman III, task force chairman; and Desiree McBride.

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