Participants at Franklin Tomorrow’s FrankTalks lecture on Feb. 10, 2020, at the Williamson County Enrichment Center heard some rather sobering facts about the health and well-being of Tennesseans and, particularly, residents of Williamson County from local health experts.

The rate of suicides and the continuing use of e-cigarettes are of key concerns, according to Cathy Montgomery, Williamson County Health Department director. She pointed to these issues after the results of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment and plans for community health improvement were presented at Franklin Tomorrow’s monthly event.

On the panel with Montgomery were Chelsei Granderson and Briana Gochett of Vanderbilt Medical Center, which provided assistance in the data collection process of the report.

“Mental health and suicide prevention is definitely one of the areas that were chosen as a priority for our community,” Montgomery said before sharing some of the results from the study.

To learn more, follow this link to further coverage from Franklin HomePage or click on the link below to watch a video of the hour-long event. This is the link to the presentation that morning. Feb 10 FrankTalks

FrankTalks is presented on the second Monday of the month at various locations across the community by Franklin Tomorrow’s sustaining partner, Williamson Medical Center, and FrankTalks presenting partner, Renasant Bank.