TN Suicide Prevention Network hosts conference in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Organizers are promoting suicide prevention across West Tennessee.

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network held a conference Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

They have multiple conferences every year across the state to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Friday’s goal was to support people who have lost loved ones and to educate both the community and health care providers on how to spot the warning signs.

“When you have the feelings of suicide, you feel like no one cares and that you’re alone, but you’re not alone,” Suicide Prevention Network chairman Phillip Barham said. “There are people that really do care and that really are here to help you.”

Jackson police Capt. Jeff Shepard spoke at the conference.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

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