MTSU's Department of Social Work is working to raise awareness of the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) applauds Gov. Bill Lee's leadership and immediate attention to funding urgent initiatives for mental health and suicide prevention efforts upon taking Office.
The data from 2016, which was the most recently compiled information, showed that 30.1 per 100,000 veterans committed suicide compared to 17.4 per 100,000 non veterans committing suicide.
"One suicide death is too many," says Scott Ridgway, executive director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. The public-private partnership responsible for reporting findings cites an almost 55 percent increase in suicides among children ages 10 to 17 in the last three years.
As 2019 begins, a new Tennessee law will create a statewide program to identify causes of suicides and work to prevent suicide deaths.
In 2017, 1,163 Tennesseans died by suicide. Communities, workplaces, schools and families can play an active role in decreasing suicide by providing education, resources and support for prevention, intervention and treatment.
In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide. In 2016, the number of suicides increased in young people (ages 10-18) in Tennessee, with one person in this age group lost to suicide every week.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) draws attention to the release of the second season of the Netflix drama, "13 Reasons Why," on May 18, 2018. Following the release of Season One in May 2017, TSPN...
The 2018 Status of Suicide in Tennessee report has been released and statistics show that in the past six years, traffic accident deaths rank lower than the number of deaths caused by suicide.
A near death suicide was prevented at the Rutherford County jail facility in Murfreesboro.
Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.
An average of three people died by suicide each day in Tennessee in 2016, the highest recorded in the state in more than 35 years.
A study released this month in the journal Clinical Psychological Science found links between use of online engagement platforms and feelings of hopelessness and suicide.
Murfreesboro Police were able to help a 55 year old homeless man prior to him passing out. The man apparently took 10 Seroquel pills and stated that he was trying to kill himself.
Around 9:05 Friday (9/15/2017) morning, officers responded to 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to investigate a call of a suspicious person armed with a gun.
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that teenage suicides rose nationwide in 2015, and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a 40-year high.
Many have noticed that suicides are up in the Murfreesboro area. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the police department stated...
UPDATE: Apparently, someone called the authorities just before it occurred asking officers to check on the 46 year old man at his Cloister subdivision home
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) wishes to convey its sympathies on the loss of Chester Bennington following his death by suicide last week in Los Angeles.
A man evidently shot himself in the parking lot of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro on Tuesday morning.
An attempted suicide was stopped, thanks to the watchful eye of a roommate in Murfreesboro.
In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide. As of 2015, suicide is the third-leading cause of death...
Hale was recently indicted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor of over 100 images and Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor of over 50 images.
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) has fielded several inquiries from the public regarding Netflix's popular series "13 Reasons Why," based on the novel by Jay Asher.
The number of suicides in Murfreesboro seem to be on the increase. There were several attempted suicides reported in recent days along with another actual suicide that was reported on Monday (4/3/17).
When police responded to the scene, they located a deceased male under the South Church Street bridge that crosses over the Stones River next to Bubba's Wine and Liquor
55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.
Westbound lanes of I-24 in La Vergne are shut down as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and La Vergne Police investigate a suicide. A woman jumped from the Waldron Road bridge onto I-24, and was hit by several vehicles.
Murfreesboro Police were called to Ideal Storage on South Church Street Thursday evening around 6 for what later turned out to be a suicide.
An inmate trying to take his own life was saved by a team of Rutherford County Adult Detention Center booking officers and the nursing staff Sunday, a spokeswoman said.
According to the police, Officer David Hawkins was on patrol in the SportsCom area during the day of New Year's Eve when he located a truck parked near the soccer fields.
A Murfreesboro Police Officer saved the life of a young man who was attempting suicide on Wednesday night next to the Publix Grocery Store on South Rutherford Boulevard.
The man who reportedly hung himself on the South Church Street bridge over I-24 Tuesday morning has been identified.
A white male who was said to be in his late 40's was found hanging from the South Church Street bridge over the west bound lane of I-24...
In year 2010, 22 percent of the total U.S. suicides were that of a Veteran taking his or her own life. The number today is at 18 percent.
A School Resource Officer on his way home from school came across a 16-year old who was about to jump to his death from the Old Fort Parkway bridge onto Interstate 24 below.
Murfreesboro Police were able to talk a 31 year old woman out of suicide early Thursday morning (7/14/16). The incident unfolded on Medical Center Parkway, where she wanted to jump from a bridge.
Murfreesboro Police responded to the area underneath the bridge on Walter Hale Court and found the 50 year old subject on the ground.
In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide. As of 2014, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people (ages 10-19) in Tennessee, with one person in this age group lost to suicide every week.
A man in the jail at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro hanged himself with the cord of a pay phone in a holding cell shortly after his arrest for an alleged domestic assault against his wife.
The resident who called police told officers that after hearing the shot, he walked into his back yard where he saw a man lying on the ground.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a potential suicide call on Sunday at The Woods at Greenland Apartment complex.
A man jumped from the second floor balcony inside St. Thomas Rutherford onto the concrete floor below, according to witnesses.
In 2013, the latest year for which state-specific figures are available, Tennessee's age-adjusted suicide rate was at its highest point in five years, with a rate of 15.7 suicide deaths per 100,000 people and 1,017 deaths reported.
Veterans in Tennessee and across the country could gain access to improved mental health services, with expected Congressional passage today (Monday) of legislation aimed at preventing suicide among former service members.
In 2013, intentional self-harm was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee, a ranking that mirrors U.S. and international cause of death rankings.
A Colorado woman committed suicide by jumping from the Old Fort Parkway bridge over I-24. The tragic incident occurred just before 7:00 o'clock Friday morning (12/12/2014).
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million dollars, to reduce the rate of suicides in the state.
When paramedics arrived at the range, they began chest compression's, however the man was pronounced dead upon his arrival to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults in Tennessee. Those statistics also hold true in Rutherford County.
"Through the untimely death of entertainer Robin Williams, a bright light is shining once again on the often-avoided conversation about suicide..."
WGNS usually does not report attempted suicide stories, but that changes when the attempted suicide threats revolve around other potential victims.
New Life University (NLU), in cooperation with Branches Counseling Center – Murfreesboro , will conduct a Suicide Prevention class July 18-19, taught by Tracey Robison, LPC, MHSP, the clinical director of Branches Counseling Center.
At about 4:30, Sunday morning… a woman was driving her husband in the car when she heard a gunshot. The woman found herself turning into a Mapco Express...
If you think that most suicides occur in the cold, gray winter months, think again: It has actually been shown that the spring months of March, April, and May have consistently had the highest suicide rate...
While we typically do not give details of attempted suicide incidents, we did want to highlight a recent call that unfolded in Murfreesboro.
The latest data shows the “Status of Suicide in Tennessee” is stable and not increasing, but there are still concerns among some groups, including middle-aged and older men.
In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide. This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days.
In Tennessee, an estimated 900 men, women, and children die by suicide each year. More people die by suicide each year than from homicide, AIDS, or drunk driving.
It seems children contemplating suicide is on the rise. In a recent report in the Tennessean, calls to the state's crisis hotline are on the rise.
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