September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and throughout this month events and trainings are happening acrossTennessee.
Emily Bolin from McKenzie will receive the Northwest Suicide Prevention Award on September 9th for the TN Stateside Suicide Prevention Awareness event (held virtually) and she will be recognized on September 17th during the Northwest TN Suicide Prevention Awareness event (held virtually). People can continue to register for the Northwest event here>https://nwspae.eventbrite.com. This year, in Northwest TN, Suicide and Mental Health are being addressed for our farmers and First Responders.
The Regional Suicide Prevention Awards were established by TSPN co-founders Madge and Ken Tullis to recognize innovations and excellence in Tennessee’s suicide prevention awareness movement.
Each year, TSPN’s eight regional networks take nominations for their Regional Suicide Prevention Award who is usually recognized at that year’s local Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event. One of the Regional Suicide Prevention Award winners receives the statewide Madge and Ken Tullis, MD, Suicide Prevention Award. The recipient of the award is recognized at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Day event and receives a plaque recognizing their contributions to suicide prevention and awareness. A donation is made to TSPN by Madge and Ken Tullis in honor of the recipient, and the recipient’s name is added to a plaque listing previous winners, currently displayed at the TSPN central office.