Suicide Prevention

Our Mission

While suicide is often thought of as an individual problem, it has devastating impacts on families, loved ones, and communities making it a public health issue. Our goal is to reduce Veteran suicide across Texas through collaboration with national, state, and local partnerships and initiatives bringing together many different resources, perspectives, and strategies aimed at saving the lives of Texas Veterans.

Jessica Del Rio, LPC

Suicide Prevention Program Manager


“Disclaimer: This is not an emergency line and is not monitored as such. Please allow up to two (2) business days for a response. For 24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones, please call 9-8-8 (press “1” for Veterans) or text “838255” to chat. You may also call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate medical assistance.”


Resources & Documents

Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Texas Suicide Prevention initiative is the result of a collaborative effort throughout the state of Texas of community-based organizations, state and local agencies, academic institutions and many others who work together to reduce suicides in Texas.

    State Plan for Suicide Prevention 2023 – 2028

    Communication Safely for Suicide Prevention

    Suicide Care in Texas Toolkit 2023

    Texas State Plan for Suicide Prevention 2023-2028

    CDC Suicide Data & Statistics

    CDC Suicide Clusters

    CDC Suicide Cluster

    CDC Background & Rationale

    CDC Guidance for Community

    U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

    This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report documents decreases in Veteran suicide deaths and suicide rates during the two most recent years for which mortality data is available, 2019 and 2020.

    2023 National Veteran Suicide
    Prevention Annual Report

    2022 National Veteran Suicide
    Prevention Annual Report

    Texas Veteran Suicide Data Sheet 2021

    COMPACT Act,
    Section 201

    Department of Defence

      Annual Report On Suicide In The Military 2022

      988 Suicide Prevention

      Full 988 implementation requires a bold vision for a crisis care system that provides direct, life-saving services to all in need. This leads to many questions about 988. We at SAMHSA welcome these questions.

        Reducing Military
        and Veteran Suicide

        Suicide Prevention
        Resource For Action


        Everyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs, and how to intervene. AS+K? is design to help the community prevent suicide by teaching anyone how to recognize signs and how to intervene in a crisis.

        Ask About Suicide
        To Save A Life

        Suicide Risk
        Assessment Tool

        The Columbia
        Severity Rating Scale

        Stanley Brown
        Safety Plan

        Leathal Means & Safety Storage

        Lethal means are objects (e.g., medications, firearms, sharp instruments) that can be used to inflict self-directed violence. Lethal Means Safety is an intentional, voluntary practice to reduce one’s suicide risk by limiting access to those lethal means. Below we have information to reduce, increase time and distance between someone with suicidal intent and lethal means.




        Health Care Providers Who Serve Veterans

        Lethal Means & Suicide Prevention

        Postvention: Healing After Suicide

        When a person dies by suicide, many others are deeply affected. Everyone grieves differently. Some people may experience short-term reactions, while others may have long-term responses. Below are informative documents to provide assistance after loss.

        Coping with Grief
        Christ Center

        Le Acompañamos En Su Viaje
        De Duelo Christ Center

        My Feeling Book
        Christ Center

        Mi Libro De Emociones
        Christ Center

        Talking With A Child About
        A Loss To Suicide

        Postvention in
        the Workplace

        Survivors of
        Suicide Handbook

        Healing After
        Suicide FW

        Survivors of Suicide Group

        Loss Team

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