The threat of coronavirus in the state may be taking a toll on the mental well-being of Tennesseans, so Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is vowing to focus more resources in underserved areas.
The move comes a week after Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced that eight people had died by suicide in his county in a single, 48-hour period.
Gov. Bill Lee says he was stunned to learn about the suicides, which he linked to the coronavirus pandemic, describing them as collateral damage.