MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TNS/WMOT) -- Finding affordable housing is a struggle for a lot of Tennesseans, but for individuals with disabilities the barriers are even higher.
A mid-state forum scheduled for Friday will take a look at the issue. Emily Hoskins with the Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee says the biggest problem is a severe lack of housing that’s accessible.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A study released this month by researchers at the University of Memphis suggests suicide can be contagious, especially among young people.
Sociologist Anna Mueller and colleague Seth Arbrutyn conducted the study. Their findings indicate suicide is what Mueller calls “socially contagious.” If a friend or family member commits suicide, people they know are likely to think about or attempt suicide.
Mueller says the tendency is especially pronounced in young people