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ZeroSuicide Panel Discussion

Join us for a 1-hour “ZeroSuicide” panel discussion at TAYLRD. The panel will be presented by Centerstone Ambassador Council Member Emory Williamson, and a Centerstone employee, both survivors. The Zero Suicide initiative believes that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable, and that zero suicides should be ...

Grant to Fund Teen Suicide Prevention

We are delighted to announce a recent grant award from the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Foundation and the Elizabeth R. and Walter C. Nugent Foundation to fund a Suicide Awareness and Prevention program for Bartholomew County middle and high school students. ...

Centerstone’s Becky Stoll Wins Dorothea Dix Community Service Award

Centerstone is pleased to announce Becky Stoll, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management, has won the 2018 Dorothea Dix Community Service Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO). Named for the person TAMHO describes as “the most important force ever in bringing the issue of mental health to the public ...

Resources for Youth Facing Traumatic Events

Due to a recent school suicide in Indiana, Centerstone wants to make sure the resources to talk to your children and teens about recent traumatic events are readily available. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has dozens of helpful articles to help parents and teachers - use search terms like "tip sheet" or "school violence" in the search field to find links to great articles. https://www.nctsn.org/resources. ...

Depression Comic Teaches Teens About Suicide Prevention

Centerstone has just released its fifth superhero-themed comic book for teens. Spark: Rising from the Ashes addresses the crucial topics of depression and suicide prevention among today’s youth. It is available now for distribution through Centerstone prevention specialists serving schools and community centers throughout 58 Tennessee counties. The free comic book can also be read online and reprinted. ...

Suicide Prevention Takes a Village

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a good time to become better informed and empowered to combat the tenth leading—and still rising—cause of death in the United States. In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that suicide rates climbed in almost every state from 1999 to 2016, with increases above 30 ...

If You Know Someone at Risk for Suicide

Suicide accounted for nearly 45,000 lives lost in 2016, and the numbers are rising in nearly every state across the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies report that one out of two people know someone who has died from suicide. And for every one person who has died from suicide, another ...

Moving Forward in the Wake of Tragedy

When we see traumatic events in the news, it is normal to possibly feel vulnerable and upset. Whether someone is directly affected by an event or experiences secondhand exposure, acknowledging feelings about these occurrences is important for one’s mental health. The unpredictable nature of events like these is all the more unsettling. To best prepare ...

Crisis Hotlines Crucial to Suicide Prevention

The suicide rate in the United States has increased 24 percent since 1999 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report details that the rate has tripled among girls 10 to 14 years old and is up 43 percent among men 45 to 64 years old. To combat these hard numbers, our ...

Knowing the Signs Could Save a Life

In many ways our world is more connected than ever before, with social media venues of all kinds providing real-time access around the clock. However, even with all that connection and communication, suicide rates remain at alarming levels, proving that sensitivity to, and awareness of, warning signs is critical in providing lifesaving interventions. It’s not ...