Resources

Tennessee Mental Health and Crisis Resources

The Jason Foundation has compiled an informational packet of Mental Health and Crisis Resources on a county-by-county basis. It is our intention to educate communities about the resources that are available to them. Click the  county to get description and download the statewide guide.

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Events

Training Events

Youth Suicide Awareness & Prevention Virtual Training

Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death for youth in our state today. This virtual training will introduce you to the national health issue of youth suicide and share information about warning signs, elevated risk factors, and other important supporting materials. This one-hour webinar will enable participants to help recognize/respond to at-risk individuals and better understand the resources available to you within the state.

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The Jason Foundation's Youth and First Responder Suicide Prevention Webinar

The goal of this training is to provide First Responders with the knowledge, skills and resources to enable them to be better able to recognize the signs of concern and elevated risk factors for suicidal ideation in youth within their community, as well as in co-workers and fellow First Responders.

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Partners

Collaborative Partners

The success of #TNWontBeSilent hinges upon the efforts of collaborative partners across Tennessee. As the lead agency, The Jason Foundation will work to assemble collaborative partners from business, government, community and non-profits who will lend their talents and passion in an array of programs and projects focused on building awareness and providing information, tools and resources to better be able to identify and/or assist an individual who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. The following is a sample of our Collaborative Partners who are helping launch #TNWontBeSilent.

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Non-Profit

Government

Community

Get Involved

Who Can Be Involved?

Any business, organization, or individual can help generate awareness of this terrible tragedy.  We have compiled a list of actionable items that can be conducted in many different areas of your life.  See below for ideas on how  you can help raise the conversation of suicide.

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Business

Hang #TNWontBeSilent Posters within your workplace. Educate your employees by placing posters...
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Government Entities

Show your support by posting a logo and link on your website! Logos and links are available for download...
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Schools

Place a link to the #TNWontBeSilent website on your website. Research local resources for help...
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Athletic Organizations​

PA Announcer Scripts Having your PA Announcer read public service announcements is an easy way...
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Religious Institutions

Hang Posters within your church or building. Host a B1 night for students.Utilize televisions...
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Families

Start by visiting www.tnwontbesilent.com for ideas on how you first can become more “Aware” and “Prepared” to help...

Business

Hang #TNWontBeSilent Posters within your workplace. Educate your employees by placing posters and materials through... Read More

Schools

Place a link to the #TNWontBeSilent website on your website. Research local resources for help that can be kept in classrooms... Read More

Religious Institutions

Hang Posters within your church or building. Host a B1 night for students.Utilize televisions to share information about... Read More

Government Entities

Show your support by posting a logo and link on your website! Logos and links are available for download... Read More

Athletic Organizations

PA Announcer Scripts Having your PA Announcer read public service announcements is an easy way to inform... Read More

Families

Start by visiting www.tnwontbesilent.com for ideas on how you first can become more “Aware” and “Prepared” to help... Read More

How Others Are Reaching

Bailey James
Bailey James

Bailey James is a rising country songstress and social media sensation. As the first National Youth Advocate for The Jason Foundation, Bailey James raises awareness of the terrible tragedy of youth suicide by sharing information on her social media and during her live performances.

Hendersonville Police Department
Hendersonville Police Department

The Hendersonville Police Department sends all new recruits to a training regarding suicide prevention and awareness. The recruits learns about the magnitude of the issue, how to recognize when someone may be struggling, and what resources are available for help.

Tennessee National Guard
Tennessee National Guard

Guard Your Buddy is a joint effort by the Tennessee National Guard, The Jason Foundation, Inc., and E4 Health to give the men, women, and families in the Tennessee National Guard anytime, anywhere access to critical life resources, on-demand counseling, and on-call suicide prevention.

Gatlinburg-Pittman High School
Gatlinburg-Pittman High School

During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, students from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School took it upon themselves to become involved in youth suicide awareness and prevention. Members of the student body participated in the #IWONTBESILENT challenge and challenged others within the school.

    Warning Signs

    Learn The Warning Signs

    Many times a person will exhibit clear warning signs before an attempt.

    You may be the first and last person to see these signs in someone.
    Would you know how to respond if you recognized your friend may be thinking about suicide?
    Download our FREE “A Friend Asks” App now by clicking HERE. It is available for both Android and Apple phones.
    “A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
    If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

    Suicide Threats

    Almost everyone who attempts or completes suicide has given warning signs through their words...

    Depression

    Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide attempts. Mental or addictive disorders...

    Previous Suicide Attempts

    Youth who have attempted suicide are at risk to do it again. In fact, they are eight times more likely...

    Anger, Increased Irritability

    Recent research has identified a connection between interpersonal violence and suicide...

    Lack of Interest

    You should be concerned if a friend suddenly starts to lose interest in sports or hobbies..

    Final Arrangements

    Once the decision has been made to end their life, some young people begin making...

    Sudden Increase/Decrease in Appetite

    A friend of yours that typically eats more than anyone you know barely eats or skips lunch...

    Dwindling Academic Performance

    Almost everyone who attempts or completes suicide has given warning signs...

    Preoccupation with Death and Suicide

    Essays and writings about death. Poems about death. Artwork or drawings depicting...

    Sudden Changes in Appearance

    He/She is not dressing as they typically would. Lack of personal hygiene...