On February 3, 2020 TN Governor Bill Lee signed HJR 0001 “Statement of Intent or Position – Recognizes teen suicide as a health crisis in Tennessee.” This bill was originally introduced on November 7, 2018. In which time the rate of TN suicides surpassed the national rate according to YRBSS definitely qualifying youth suicide as a crisis.Continue reading “TN Governor Bill Lee Recognizes teen suicide as a state health crisis”
The first QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Instructor class for the New Year was hosted by Director of Monroe County TN Schools Dr. DeAnna McClendon on January 6, 2020 in Madisonville TN. The class was sponsored and conducted by Vet to Vet Tennessee. The 11 graduates included 10 Monroe County School Counselors and the Suicide Prevention Committee Chair of Anderson County Schools of their Advancing Wellness And Resilience Education (AWARE) program.
Assisting during the class was VTVT QPR Gatekeeper Instructors Dr. Emily Hager, Sheryn and Don Davis and QPR Institute Master Instructor Ed Junod. This is the first phase of VTVT’s three (3) Middle/High School QPR Suicide Prevention pilot program. VTVT is working directly with the QPR Institute’s Founder and CEO Dr. Paul Quinnett and Monroe County Schools Director of Federal Programs Lee Anne Strickland.Continue reading “1st QPR Gatekeeper Instructors sponsored by VTVT 2020”
Continue reading “Shoreline Church from Monterey CA enrolls as newest CA VMFC in 2020”
On January 4, 2020 Pastor Pina enrolled Shoreline Church into MCA’s Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation. Shoreline Church has a Ministry Launch Team that encourages volunteer leaders with a passion for a new ministry, and wants to help ensure the success of both the leader and the ministry. Pastor Roy Pina has accepted the challenge and is Shoreline’s VMFC ministry leader.
On January 3, 2020 Pastor Dr. John Thomas Altland and Lay Leader Dennis Orr enrolled Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church into MCA’s Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation.
This is the first VMFC and the first Lead Congregation in 2020!
JAUMC has already hosted a Military Friendly/Chaplains event in 2019 and they hope to host more gatherings and events in 2020.Continue reading “1st VMFC in 2020!”