The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a statewide organization working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of suicide. Implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, our efforts date back twenty years.
Staff and volunteers are often counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy, journalists, social workers, law enforcement personnel as well as survivors of suicide and suicide attempts. Suicide does not discriminate against age, race, means or profession, and we would like our volunteers to be just as diverse in background as the people we strive to reach. Anyone with a passion or even a slight interest in helping those in need should feel free to sign up to be a volunteer or attend a regional meeting.
Through education efforts and events, our goal is to expose as many people as we can to the facts and numbers of suicide – and to debunk the myths. We offer different trainings specialized for business, schools and organizations alike to detect warning and risk factors of suicide. These are FREE sessions and you have the autonomy to choose which one you think will best suit your audience.
We have a plethora of resources on our website as well, everything from downloadable brochures to crisis hotline numbers (855-CRISIS-1) Anyone who is struggling, or just wants to be an educated resource for others, is welcome to share our brochures and specialized initiatives we have access to in the great state of Tennessee. If you are a farmer, veteran, student, or anywhere in between, TSPN and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has resources for you. No one is alone in their struggles.
Lastly, thank you for visiting our page. This is truly a life-saving organization.
We want to reach every Tennessean, in every county, and the only way to do so is together.