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2017 Suicide and the Black Church Conference

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 04:09pm

National Event Planned in Memphis

Nashville- The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is pleased to support the 2017 Suicide and the Black Church Conference in Memphis June 14 - 15, as the nation’s leading suicide awareness forum for faith leaders in the African-American community.

The conference goal is to open a dialog among church leaders and experts in the field of suicide prevention and mental health, to share best practices that can help congregations recognize suicidal behaviors, and to provide individuals in crisis support and intervention.

WHAT:    2017 National Suicide and the Black Church Conference

WHO:     Many distinguished guests, advocates, and local leaders will be speaking during the conference including luncheon key note speaker Chamique Holdsclaw, WNBA Rookie of the Year in 1999, Olympic gold medalist, and mental health activist as well as TDMHSAS Department representatives including Commissioner Marie Williams, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Stephen Loyd, and Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives.  

WHEN:    June 14 -15

WHERE:   University of Tennessee
                   Student Alumni Center
                   800 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN

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CLICK HERE to learn more about suicide prevention.


Our Mission: Provide, plan for, and promote a comprehensive array of quality prevention, early intervention, treatment, habilitation, rehabilitation and recovery support services for Tennesseans with mental illness and substance abuse issues.  Our Vision: To be one of the nation's most innovative and proactive state behavioral health authorities for Tennesseans dealing with mental health and substance abuse problems. For more information, visit: