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Live to Tell: Saving Lives in Memphis Shelby County Suicide Prevention Conference

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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Each day we lose three Tennesseans to suicide, now the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee. In 2017, there were 142 youth deaths by suicide, representing the twentyfour (10-24) age group, with 51 of these representing children between the ages of ten to seventeen (10- 17). Suicide by children increased by 24.4 percent from 2016 to 2017; and more alarmingly, suicide by children increased by 54.5 percent from 2015 to 2017. 

The Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Health Statistics reports there were 1,163 recorded suicide deaths in Tennessee in 2017, up from 1,110 the previous year. The suicide rate increased from 16.7 to 17.3 per 100,000. Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee during 2014 – 2016.   Awareness and education is key to preventing suicide. 

“One death by suicide is one death too many,” said Scott Ridgway, Executive Director. "Hopefullness is one warning sign for those considering sucide- Suicide is preventable, and anyone can foster hope and connect someone to care they may need. 

At this years conference, we will focus on those who have lived to tell their journey.  We hope you join us to learn more about prevention efforts in West TN. This conference will give healthcare providers, mental health workers, school staff and the general public a more in-depth understanding of suicide. Local city and county mayors have been invited to present Suicide Prevention Awareness Month proclamations. 

Local mental health and crisis intervention resources will be availabe.  Networking opportunities the morning of the event and throughout the event you will meet our sponsors who can share with you there resources.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of others.  

3.5 CEUs will be provided thanks to our sponsor: Lakeside Behavioral Health.  All participates will receive a certificate of completion including 5 contact hours.  

Each Sponsor will be providing scholarships for upto 25 participants per Sponsorship .  If you would like a scholarship, please email to determine availalbity.   

For questions contact Tosha Gurley, West TN Director at 

                                          Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Hope Church


Lakeside Behavioral Health

Memphis Crisis Center 

United Healthcare 

Have questions about Live to Tell: Saving Lives in Memphis Shelby County Suicide Prevention Conference? Contact Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

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Hope Church
8500 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38018

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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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.

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