The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) has partnered with
the Middle Tennessee Time and Temperature number, 615-259- 2222, running a Public Service Announcement (PSA) in conjunction with this community wide tool.
When calling this number, along with the time, temperature, and weather information, callers are greeted with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 1-800- 273- TALK (8255), with other tools for suicide prevention and awareness in Tennessee such as the TSPN website, tspn.org.
This collaboration has reached the one-month mark, already touching more than 6,300 individuals with suicide prevention resources. When working toward suicide prevention in Tennessee, new relationships are crucial to reach those who may be in crisis or are having thoughts of suicide. Through the generosity of this collaboration, more Tennesseans will be provided lifesaving resources in a manner never previously explored here in Tennessee.
Greg Cain, who operates 615-259- 2222, says “I am very please to partner with TSPN. Middle Tennessee Time and Temperature is a community service. This partnership is a natural extension of this service to our community.”
Scott Ridgway, M.S., TSPN’s Executive Director, is excited about this opportunity, stating “the more Tennesseans we can reach with resources
through different avenues the more chances we have to save a life. One life lost to suicide is one too many, and it is through out of the box thinking and opportunities such as this PSA that we are able to reach those in crisis.”
In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide.