Rolling Hills Hospital is a firm believer in the adage, “You’re only as good as the company you keep.” We’re proud to partner with innovative, transformational affiliates like the ones listed below, organizations devoted to improving mental health here in middle Tennessee and across the country.
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem. Suicide takes life without regard to age, income, education, social standing, race or gender. Overall, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans, the second leading cause of death for adults ages 25-34, and the third leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24.
The legacy of suicide continues long after the death, impacting bereaved loved ones and communities. Fortunately, there is strong evidence that a comprehensive public
health approach is effective in reducing suicide rates. In fact, suicide rates have been declining among American youth and elders for well over a decade, two groups on which the nation has focused most. There are other population groups, though, for which the death toll is rising.
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a public-private partnership, has partnered with Rolling Hills Hospital to strengthen the country’s clinical capacity to provide innovative suicide prevention and care. The partnership significantly advances one of the central priorities of the Action Alliance – to transform health systems and reduce suicides – and marks Rolling Hills’ commitment to be at the leading edge of the transformation. To learn more, please visit actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org.
NAMI Williamson County
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
NAMI aims to educate, advocate, listen and lead public awareness of mental health issues. Together with Rolling Hills Hospital, NAMI Williamson County offers free education classes to anyone caring for a family member or friend with mental illness, provided in a confidential setting. If interested in educational classes, call 615-567-3793 or [email protected] to learn more. Please provide your name, telephone number, address and email. To learn more about NAMI, please visit nami.org.
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is now in its 67th year of service to the middle Tennessee community. Their mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist. Over the years, the MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. They share our message of hope for mental wellness to thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, the MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps. Several programs that began with the MHAMT have now evolved into independent agencies, such as Park Center, Tennessee Voices for Children and the Crisis Center. To learn more about Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, please visit ichope.com.
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a grassroots association, which includes counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy, journalists, social workers and law enforcement personnel, as well as survivors of suicide and suicide attempts. TSPN works across the state to eliminate the stigma of suicide and educate communities about the warning signs of suicide, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee.
We seek to achieve these objectives through organizing and promoting regular regional activities, providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention training to community organizations, and conducting “postvention” sessions for schools and organizations after suicides occur.
Suicide affects people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic groups. Hence we encourage and celebrate the engagement of people from all walks of life in our suicide prevention campaign, sharing their stories, making a difference in their communities, and helping to save lives. To learn more about TSPN, please visit tspn.org.