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Suicide a top killer in state
Warren County Executive Herschel Wells, seated has proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Public awareness is considered the key to preventing further suffering and loss of life. Pictured is Wells and Bryan Herriman, director of CHEER Mental Health.
Suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, with more than 950 lives lost in Tennessee each year.“We’re trying to raise public awareness about suicide,” said Bryan Herriman, director at CHEER Mental Health. “It’s easier to reach out for help if you feel you’re not alone.”September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition.