Status of Suicide in Tennessee is an annual report published by TSPN intended to provide state legislators, mental health professionals, and the general public with information on the problem of suicide in our state and what is being done to prevent it.
Each year’s edition includes a detailed report on suicide trends within Tennessee, both overall and for various subgroups, featuring the latest statistics available from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide trends over the past several years are discussed, broken down by age, race, gender, and geography. Attention is also given to the nature of non-fatal versus fatal attempts and common suicide methods-almost two-thirds of all suicides in Tennessee involve a firearm.
Each report also included an account of TSPN’s recent suicide prevention projects. The report concludes with a listing of suicide numbers and rates for all 95 Tennessee counties.
The current report is available for free download at right. Previous versions are available for review below: