Tag: Suicide


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National Suicide and the Black Church Conference Underway at UTHSC

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Faith leaders, mental health and health care professionals, government officials, and community advocates from Memphis and across Tennessee came together today at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for the 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference presented by The Healing Center. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, in Memphis Tuesday and today for various… Read More


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UTHSC, The Healing Center to Host National Suicide and the Black Church Conference June 12-13

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Professionals from all over the city of Memphis are coming together to discuss and provide insight into child and adolescent suicide, with a specific focus on the black community. The 9th biannual National Suicide and the Black Church Conference will take place at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on June 12-13. This… Read More


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September National Suicide Prevention Month, Memphis Crisis Center Always on Call

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016 and more than 30 percent in half the states during that time, making suicide a leading cause of death in the United States. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but the Memphis Crisis… Read More


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UT Health Science Center To Host Community Event to End Domestic Violence; Build Healthy Relationships

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On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will partner with the Memphis Crisis Center, Family Safety Center and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., to present a community event aimed at ending domestic violence, resolving conflicts peacefully and building healthy relationships. “Bridging Troubled Waters, a Community Conversation” will feature a… Read More


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The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Begins Outreach to Strengthen Relationships with Area Law Enforcement Agencies

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The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) is hosting information and training sessions with investigators from local law enforcement agencies as part of a new effort to strengthen relationships with area entities that handle death cases. Detectives from the Bartlett, Collierville and Millington Police Departments are meeting with administrators and staff from the WTRFC today… Read More


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Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Sept. 20-26 Aims to Raise Funds, Community Profile and Volunteers for 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

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Chancellor Steve Schwab speaking at the Memphis Crisis Center kick off

For more than 40 years, the Memphis Crisis Center has provided much-needed counseling to those in distress through a 24/7, volunteer-staffed hotline. But in the last few years, whether because of the economy or the troubled times, calls to the confidential lifeline (901-CRISIS7 or 901-274-7477) have gone up dramatically, from 14,103 in 2011 to 17,629… Read More