(AP) - State officials are announcing a new suicide prevention smartphone app for soldiers.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Maj. Gen. Terry "Max" Haston, the state adjutant general, will announce "Guard Your Buddy" Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release from the Tennessee National Guard, it is the first app of its kind in the country.
The announcement will coincide with a celebration of the 375th birthday of the National Guard.
Clark Flatt, founder of the Jason Foundation, is also scheduled to discuss the app. The foundation works to prevent youth suicide.