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Community Forum: Suicide in the Chattanooga Area

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Downtown Branch - Chattanooga Public Library

1001 Broad Street

Chattanooga, TN 37402

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A Community Forum: Suicide in the Chattanooga Area

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The ten counties surrounding Chattanooga * experienced 118 confirmed suicides in 2018, corresponding to a average rate of 22.09 per 100,000. The national average rate is 14.5.

This Community Forum will discuss suicide causes, awareness, prevention, intervention, postvention and follow-up issues.

This will be a LISTENING session - NOT be an educational seminar - only collecting current thoughts, concerns and issues. Extensive notes will be taken to follow up with other meetings to address collected concerns.

This meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcomed to participate. Including:

  1. Teens
  2. Young adults
  3. College students
  4. Adults
  5. Older adults
  6. Suicide attempters,
  7. Family/friends who had a loved one die by suicide
  8. Family/friends of someone who has attempted suicide
  9. Veterans & their families
  10. LGBTQ+
  11. Emergency responders
  12. Physicians/Primary Care Providers
  13. Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  14. Dispatchers
  15. Mental health care providers
  16. Funeral directors
  17. Spiritual leaders
  18. Case managers
  19. Business owners
  20. Elected officials
  21. News reporters
  22. Mental health service consumers
  23. Mental health consumers family/friends
  24. EVERYONE, etc.

This meeting is hosted by the PAR Foundation.

Meeting Location: 1st Floor Main Auditorium, Downtown Public Library

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Chattanooga, TN 37402

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