Naomi Judd was a lifetime advocate for mental health, sharing her story often through her writing and numerous speaking engagements over the years. Her courage to share her lived experience with mental health has inspired many across Tennessee and beyond, making her loss felt deeply by so many.
Naomi supported numerous Tennessee-based mental health agencies and partners of TSPN, including NAMI Tennessee and Mental Health America of the Mid-South. Her impact on peers to reach out and seek help cannot be measured and we are all grateful for the time she gave to save lives in a state that owes her and her family so much.
If you need help finding resources and support in Tennessee, call the TN Statewide Crisis Line at 1-855-274-7471 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255); you can also text “TN” to 741-741 for immediate, free, and confidential help.
You can also call the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Helpline at 800-560-5767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click the link below for additional resources and links for mental health support in Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/vipp/suicide-prevention.html
TSPN’s Executive Director, Misty Leitsch, highlighted the importance of utilizing resources during this time. “There are resources specific for those that have lost loved ones,” Leitsch said. “Please take advantage of them across our state.” Find these resources and more at https://tspn.org/resources/suicide-loss/.
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