Each year in Tennessee, an estimated 850 people die by suicide - more than the number killed by homicide and drunk driving combined. Suicide IS preventable. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver save thousands of lives, you can learn how to save lives of those thinking about suicide. QPR empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of a coworker, friend or family. This one hour evidence-based training teaches individuals to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope to people in crisis, and get help to save a life.
Tim Tatum is a Licensed Professional Counselor and recently obtained his Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. He has worked in the local mental health arena since 1995. He has diverse experience in the group home, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings, and community-based settings. As a clinician, Tim ascribes to a holistic and collaborative approach to helping people overcome challenges. Holding a firm belief in influencing mental wellness, Tim is an active volunteer with suicide prevention, addiction support efforts, and mental health advocacy at the regional and state policy level.
Tim Tatum, MA, LPC-MHSP, NCC
- Co-Founder Direct Primary Care Associates, PLLC
- Licensed as Professional Counselor in TN & GA (LPC-MHSP)
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Over 25 years of experience working in addiction and mental health treatment
- Experience in Individual, Group, and Family Interventions
- Active in the Regional trainings for Crisis Intervention Teams
- Provided trainings to employees, supervisors, and managers
- Crisis Intervention Specialist for Southeast TN Crisis Team
- Chairperson for Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Taskforce
- Appointed by Governor Lee for Suicide Prevention Advisory Council
- Represents Region III for TN Mental Health Planning and Policy Council
- Member of the Zero Suicide Initiative Task Force for Tennessee
In his free time, Tim is an avid runner and enjoys the natural resources that Cleveland and the surrounding area offers. He and his wife Nikki, reside on the river with their dog, Maisy.