Vet to Vet Tennessee

Veteran/First Responder QPR Suicide Prevention

This plan emphasizes the mental health initiative by encouraging mental wellness through suicide prevention and will serve veterans, youth, teens and young adults. Phase II will specifically focus on spreading awareness and increasing skill sets in those who are in optimal positions to influence high-risk individuals in our communities, including Knox County and other surrounding, rural areas. Clergy, youth pastors and leaders, employers and officers and personnel within community-based and veteran service organizations, will be educated using evidence-based QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training to help identify, intervene and assist in recovery of suicide ideation and attempts.