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Suicide Prevention Awareness Day Event 2015
Wed, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
This event is the highlight of our annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Month observance, which is marked by educational, awareness, and memorial events across the state. This year's event will feature the presentation of a signed proclamation from the office of Governor Bill Haslam officially recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Tennessee. Similar proclamations from cities and counties all over the state will also be presented at the event.
Several speakers and dignitaries from state departments and agencies have been invited to attend. Additionally, we will recognize this year’s Regional Suicide Prevention Award winners and announce the winner of the Madge and Ken Tullis, MD, Suicide Prevention Award.
Guests will have an opportunity to review the new "Love Never Dies" Memorial Quilt (eleventh in the series), the military boot exhibit from Fort Campbell—a display that powerfully depicts the effects of suicide on our veterans and their families—and "Inside the Darkness", a travelling art installation coordinated by Your Heart on Art, Inc. and created by survivors of suicide and suicide attempts.
A catered luncheon sponsored by Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital will immediately follow the ceremony's close.
We encourage you to forward this message and invite others who might be interested. We look forward to seeing all of you in September as we celebrate our successes, remember those we have lost, and look forward to a future of saving lives in Tennessee.