We proudly participated in the Shelby County Schools sixth annual suicide prevention expo, Save Our Students (SOS), held on Saturday, September 29. The event was hosted at the wonderful Geeter Middle School. We enjoyed time spent talking to students, parents and educators alike about preventing suicide among youth. Below are photos from the event.
Volunteer Karen Crouch was interviewed about her experience as a phone operator for our 24-hour suicide prevention line. After losing her son to suicide, she found healing in offering empathy and compassion to some of our community’s most vulnerable people. She has since joined our board and also mentors volunteers in training. In the article she addresses everything from her most memorable life-saving call
What a privilege to come together with our statewide friends and colleagues to discuss one common goal: Saving Lives in Memphis and Shelby County. We are a proud partner of Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and with their support, we look forward to continuing to provide hope within our community. Below are images from our time at the conference. Conference Presenters (L-R) Shawn Jenkins, Dr.
We recently spent time at the Community Mental Health Summit discussing the mental health of veterans and their families. Suicide prevention and recovery is everyone’s business! Pictured above are VA’s Kate Witherspoon and Renee Brown (Suicide Prevention Coordinator at VA Medical Center).
You can make a difference by giving your time as a Memphis Crisis Center volunteer! We are a volunteer-powered organization, and we rely on you to help us save lives. Positions are open for both early birds and night owls . To learn more about what it takes to become a volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (901) 649-8572.
Did you know that we offer workshops and training for your organization?! Course topics include crisis de-escalation, empathic listening, handling difficult clients, suicide awareness and intervention, trauma-informed care, client-centered approaches to helping, and how to deal with life after loss. If your interested in training your team in any or all of these areas, contact Executive Director of the Memphis Crisis Center Mike LaBonte
Suicide Prevention Month is 30 days in which we advocate the prevention of the terrible tragedy that is suicide. To kick off Suicide Prevention Month, we’d like to share the #BeThe1To [play a role in suicide prevention] five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal.
Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University. As a new school year begins, we want to remind you to be aware of bullying. If you are concerned that someone you know is being bullied, ask if they’re alright – a simple question could make the difference between life and death.
As part of their Healthy Living Speaker Series, Baptist Memorial Healthcare is hosting “A Lifeline to Hope: How to Recognize & Help Prevent Suicide”. Local businesswoman Roquita Williams will share her story of survival and our executive director will speak about local resources. If you’re interested in learning the symptoms of suicide and how to respond in a crisis involving it, you won’t want
Help Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network reach their 1,000-person-goal, and Tennessee could be the first state in the nation to have a suicide prevention plate! More information: https://conta.cc/2B9A156