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Bookwalter Cares: Suicide Prevention Awareness Day
April 29, 2023

 *9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Check-in begins at 8:00 am)
*Light breakfast provided
*Lunch provided


The focus of the day is to:

  • -detecting warning signs
  • -erase the “no one I know would ever do that” idea
  • -address the issues of bullying
  • -bring awareness to other issues frequently seen as a part of suicides involving teens and young adults
  • -show that there is community in the issue of suicide: you are not alone
  • -suicide is preventable
  • -how to get help in and around the Knoxville area.


Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Clark Flatt, Founder and CEO of the Jason Foundation. Community stakeholders will be present with information about resources in and around Knoxville. The day will offer guidance for parents, educators, youth leaders, or anyone who is willing to learn how to access the tools necessary to save lives.


It will take ALL OF US to stand in the gap, be a vital part of the solution.  Complacency is not an option and it is our responsibility to do all that we can to prevent suicides especially involving teens and young adults. No one should ever have to feel alone, no parent should have to search for answers and have nowhere to turn for help.


For more information contact Pat at 


To Register for the event, fill out the Registration Form.  You may save and email the form to or print and mail it to:

Bookwalter UMC
Event Registration
4218 Central Avenue Pike
Knoxville, TN  37912








Reserving our Event Space: If you would like to use our sanctuary (center aisle), Fellowship Hall or covered pavilion for your event please contact the church office at 865-689-3349. Facility usage fees will apply.