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Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness

The Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness program is funded by the state of Tennessee to prevent suicide and promote better mental health among Tennesseans up to 25 years of age. The program expands outcomes based suicide prevention activities, including conducting outreach, providing mental health awareness, and suicide prevention training to Institutions of Higher Education; and assisting Middle Tennessee Pediatric Offices in establishing processes for providing suicide risk screening and referrals , as indicated to treatment and services.

Link to News Release Announcing Grants

For More Information

If you have concerns or need services for yourself, a child, or family member, contact our Helpline:
Phone: 800-560-5767
Email: OCA.TDMHSAS@tn.gov
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except for state holidays)

If you feel at any time that you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line toll-free 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-855-274-7471.

To learn more about the Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness program, please contact:

Joanne Perley, MPH
Project Director of Suicide Prevention Grants
615-532-5397
Joanne.Perley@tn.gov