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.
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 above video was created by Sherry McClure.
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.)
Pictured Below (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; Anne Stamps, M.A., Advisory Council Chair & Regional Chair and Center Director VBHCS; Ronnie Beal, Founder of International Wall.
MEMORIAL TILE DIRECTIONS
1. Mail a check or money order for $5.00 to Karyl Chastain Beal at the address below. (If you’d like a duplicate tile made and mailed to you, send $10.00 extra for the duplicate tile, making the total for both $15.00.)
Note: You can also pay by PayPal to [email protected] as long as you include your name, your e-mail address, and the name of the person the tile is for – and then send all of the information needed and photo in to me separately to this e-mail address.
2. E-mail a good clear photo of the person to be remembered. (Other people cannot be in the photo. We can sometimes crop them out if they are not too close to the person.)
3. E-mail the following information to Karyl at [email protected] with TILE FOR X in the subject line, replacing the X with the name of the person.
For the tile –
a) Person’s full correct name (No nicknames)
b) Person’s birth date: date – month – year (Spell out month)
c) Person’s death date: date – month – year (Spell out month)
d. City and state (and country, if outside of the US) to be listed below the photo
e) Your full name
f) Your e-mail address
g) Where do you live?
h) Your phone number
i) Your connection to the person to be remembered
j) How did you find out about the wall
j) Do you plan to send a check or pay by PayPal?
k) If you are ordering a duplicate tile to be mailed to you, PRINT your home mailing address.
Karyl Chastain Beal – Wall
703 Clay Court
Spring Hill, TN 37174
If you have any questions, send them to Karyl at [email protected]