TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 4, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million dollars to reduce suicide rates, Chattanoogan.com reports. The money will be used to educate mental health providers on how to identify those who are potentially suicidal and to connect those in crisis with services that can get them the help they need. In addition to Tennessee, New York, New Mexico and Oklahoma received funds. For help in Tennessee call the 24/7 REDLINE at (800) 889-9789.