International Suicide Memorial Wall

International Suicide Memorial Wall


The International Suicide Memorial wall was originally begun in Columbia, Tennessee and dedicated on April 26, 2006. It was later moved to Nashville, Tennessee and re-dedicated on May 17, 2019.

It’s our hope that people who request memorial tiles to be put on the wall will be comforted knowing that their loved ones will be at a place where they will be honored and cared for.

We also hope that the wall helps plant seeds of compassion in the hearts of visitors, seeds that may develop into a commitment to understanding suicide and finding solutions.

International Suicide Memorial Wall

Memorial Wall from Freedom Forum Diversity on Vimeo. This video was recorded and produced by Tsanavi Spoonhunter and Jared Webser, students in the Chips Quinn Scholars Program taught by Anne Bailey in Nashville.

The International Suicide Memorial Wall is now tended to by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) in Nashville, Tennessee. There are over 750 photos on the wall from all over the US and the world.

If you would like to have a memorial tile placed on the wall in memory of your family member who died by suicide, follow the directions below. (There is a $5.00 charge to pay for each wall tile.)

Created by Sherry McClure
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(Left to Right): Rob Cotterman, MS, Assistant Commissioner for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Division of Mental Health Services; Karyl Chastain Beal, M.Ed., Founder of International Wall; Scott Ridgway, MS, TSPN Executive Director
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 (Left to Right): Anne Stamps, M.A., Advisory Council Chair & Regional Chair and Center Director VBHCS; Karyl Chastain Beal, M.Ed., Founder of International Wall; Unknown; Scott Ridgway, MS, TSPN Executive Director

Memorial tiles are available for $5 with duplicates available to send to you for $10 each. If you wish to order a tile please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, send them to Karyl at karylofcolumbia@cs.com.