Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month


September 3, 2020

Glenda Atkinson

City Mayor Danny McKnight, left, and Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner, right, proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Hohenwald and Lewis County.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, with more than 1,100 lives lost in Tennessee each year.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 24, and the first leading cause for children 10-17. More veterans and military personnel die from suicide than combat.

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is a grassroots collaboration of Tennesseans and organizations working to eliminate the stigma of suicide, educate the community about the warning signs of suicide,...

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