TENNESSEE: Members Appointed to Farmers Suicide Prevention Task Force

November 30, 2018
News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark News
State:  Tennessee

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A new task force will work to prevent suicide among Tennessee farmers. The task force was formed by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) in partnership with the state department of agriculture. Task force members will develop strategies to address suicide risk among farmers, which may be linked to factors such as financial stress, work-related injuries, and relationship or family concerns. “[W]ith the support of the task force members, TSPN will be better prepared to assist Tennessee farmers in getting the help they need to continue to prevent suicide in our state,” said TSPN Executive Director Scott Ridgway.

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