Working with our long-term client, the Jason Foundation, Parthenon recently introduced a new smartphone app for the Tennessee National Guard.
The app, available for both iPhone and Android devices, provides members of the Tennessee National Guard anytime, anywhere access to critical life resources, on-demand counseling, and on-call suicide prevention. It was introduced on Dec. 13 at the celebration of the National Guard’s 375th anniversary.
Gov. Bill Haslam, said, “Soldiers serving in our war against terror have faced long deployments away from their families while enduring tragic combat events. It is important to find ways to help today’s troops and the ‘Guard Your Buddy’ app will give them access to round the clock resources.”
Major General Terry Haston, who made the first official call utilizing the app, said, “We hope soldiers will download this smartphone application and pass it on to their fellow troops to ensure they have someone to talk to in times of trouble. It is difficult to predict if or when a member of our guard family will face suicidal thoughts, but we want them to be able to get help if they need it.”
We are proud to have worked with the Jason Foundation and the Tennessee National Guard to develop this resource that addresses such a critical need.