ASHLAND CITY, Tenn.- In
Cheatham County a town hall meeting will be held Tuesday night in the wake of
Jacob Rogers' suicide.
Family and friends say the
teenager was bullied by other students through text messages and the
The meeting is set to
begin at 6:00 and run until 8:00 Tuesday night. It will be held at the Cheatham
County Funeral Home.
Organizers say it's meant
to give people a safe place to talk and get more information about the issue of
bullying of any kind.
Some of Roger's friends wanted to make sure his death was
not in vain, so they are also spreading the word about suicide prevention. Suicide
warning signs include: a student giving away their belongings; they become less
interested in things that were previously important to them; or they begin to
Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (1-800-273-8255). They can
also provide callers with resources in their community.