Coming Together to Care
A Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Texas Communities

Table of Contents

TOOLKIT COVER
2004 GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION - SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
INTRODUCTION
3
DEDICATION
4
TOOLKIT WORKGROUP
5
IF YOU NEED HELP NOW
7
PART 1 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
8
Chapter 1 An Overview of Suicide in Texas
9
Chapter 2 Understanding Suicide: the Basics
25
Chapter 3 An Introduction to Taking Action
31
PART 2 WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
34
Chapter 4 Taking Steps to Organize Your Community
35
Chapter 5 Best Practices for Community-Based Prevention and Intervention
48
Chapter 6 Guidelines for Community Education and Communication
69
Chapter 7 Guidelines for Evaluating Community Suicide Prevention Programs
79
APPENDIX A
97
MHAT Fact Sheet on Suicide in Texas
98
White Paper on Suicide Prevention in Texas
99
Texas State Suicide Prevention Plan
104
APPENDIX B
120
Suicide Prevention Resource List
120
APPENDIX C
141
A Reading List on Suicide Prevention and Recovery
141

A project of the
Texas Suicide Prevention Community Network

Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Texas

©2004 Mental Health Association in Texas, www.mhatexas.org