Texas Suicide Prevention
Training mental health professionals, teachers, EMS personnel, police and others on how to recognize the warning signs and how to respond to someone in crisis.
Upcoming Training: March 7, 2017
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) immediately to be connected to a network of resources and crisis services.
Suicide is a major public health issue in Texas. Our state lost over 3,047 residents to suicide in 2013. Texas has developed a comprehensive, state-wide approach to suicide prevention and Mental Health America of Texas plays a vital role in these efforts. Through its partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the Texas Suicide Prevention Council we provide a wide array of suicide prevention information and training to assist local communities in suicide prevention initiatives and are responsible for implementing the State of Texas Suicide Prevention Plan.
These initiatives include:
- Annual Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium for 900 professionals, survivors and family members
- ASK About Suicide Prevention training for gatekeepers
- Free one-hour online training for public school educators, college faculty and college students in Texas
- Video – ASK about Suicide to Save a Life gatekeeper training (1 hour) and supplement PowerPoint presentation available at texassuicideprevention.org
- Texas Suicide Prevention Toolkit 2015
- Suicide Prevention Publications
- iPhone and Android apps
- “ASK About Suicide”
- Hope Box App
- Suicide Safer Homes
- Videos: True Stories of Hope and Help
- Texas Suicide Prevention Website
- 2DayIAm website for youth and young adults facilitates a community experience that provides a sense of peer support
- Twitter – @StopTXSuicides
Download the 2015 Texas Suicide Prevention & Postvention Toolkit
Follow Texas Suicide Prevention on Twitter | @StopTxSuicides