Tennessee Won't Be Silent

Will You?

Tennessee Won't Be Silent is our push to reach a majority of citizens in Tennessee with the positive
message that suicide is preventable and enable those citizens to reach out for help for their loved
ones and friends. Ultimately, as more people reach out for help, and more resources are available, we
should begin to see a reduction in the rates of suicide in Tennessee.

Citizens of Tennessee

In Our Great State Of Tennessee

#TNWONTBESILENT is The Jason Foundation's challenge to everyone to raise the conversation about the "silent epidemic" of suicide.

  • Each day, we lose 3 individuals to suicide
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-18
  • Across ages 10-65, suicide is the 5th leading cause of death
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 10-24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 25-34
  • For ages 35 - 44, suicide is the 4th leading cause of death
  • 19.2% of Tennessee High School Youth said that they had "seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months"

An Introduction from Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has been a strong supporter of #TNWontBeSilent. Watch his video message. Governor Lee also signed a Proclamation declaring September 6 - 12, 2020, as Tennessee Won't Be Silent Week.
See the Proclamation here >

The Jason Foundation, Inc

The Jason Foundation, Inc

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.