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Mental Health Awareness Month Brings Opportunity To Seek Help

The recent death of Naomi Judd reinforces the fact that mental illness follows no demographic. That is according to Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Upper Cumberland Director Michael Anderson. “They’re no respecter of age, race, sex, background, religion or where you live,” Anderson said. “It is something that we are all at risk of and can be treated at any time. ... Read More »

UC Suicide Rates Steady Compared To 2019 But Remain One Of Highest In State

2020 suicide rates across the Upper Cumberland region mirror those reported statewide: steady. Hotline calls rose dramatically because of COVID last year. Michael Anderson directs the Upper Cumberland’s Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network office. He said that there was concern about a potential rise in the number. He said the numbers remained steady compared to 2019. “Everyone was holding their breath ... Read More »

National Call To Action Addressing Suicide

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Office has released six actions that can be taken to address the public health issue of suicide. Michael Anderson is Regional Director Upper Cumberland Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. Anderson said the Surgeon General is focusing on best practices through evidence based approaches that have worked. “I think it’s important to note that we’ve already been doing ... Read More »