(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- On June 12-13, Memphis will host the sixth annual National Suicide and the Black Church Conference.
The event, co-sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, aims to help prevent suicide by educating attendees, allowing them to return to their places of worship and employment, and spot those who may be in need of help.
An estimated 850 people commit suicide in Tennessee every year, more than the number that die due to homicide, drunk driving or AIDS.
The conference is open to the public, and will be held at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Student Alumni Center, at 800 Madison Avenue.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio