Contrary to popular belief, depression is not a normal part of the aging process. This presentation will help caregivers and healthcare professionals respond to severe depression and/or suicidal behavior among older adults.
The program will feature an educational session on depression and suicide risk within this population, followed by a suicide prevention training session. The facilitators are community activist Cindy Johnson and Scott Ridgway, MS, Executive Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network.
This event is sponsored and organized by Behavioral Health Care, Signature Healthcare, and the Montgomery-Houston-Humphreys-Stewart County Task Force of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention
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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Our grass-roots association which works across the state to eliminate the stigma of suicide and educate communities about the warning signs of suicide, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee.