Standing Against Suicide: Clarksville’s Johnson Heads 4-County Task Force
Jan. 14, 2012 - Cindy Curtis Johnson’s community suffered from 38 suicides in 2010. Now she’s part of a task force to look into the problem. Johnson’s book, Turning Tragedy into Hope, discusses how her son’s suicide made her reexamine her own life.
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Executive Director Scott Ridgeway says he chose Johnson to be a part of the task force because she is one of the best examples he has seen of someone turning grief and pain into action. The task force will educate Tennesseans on the warning signs of suicide and promote survivors of suicide support groups.
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It was 3:12 a.m. when Cindy Curtis Johnson and her husband, Glenn, got the knock on their front door that every parent dreads: their son, Brandon, was dead. Brandon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound only hours after he and Cindy had what she describes as a wonderful conversation on the phone. In the days and months that followed, Cindy was forced to reexamine everything in her life: her experiences, her relationships, her assumptions about God’s plans for her, and her dreams for the future.
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