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.
GENERAL ASSISTANCE FORM
“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.”
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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
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
Department of Defence
Annual Report On Suicide In The Military 2022
and Veteran Suicide
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
Severity Rating Scale
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.
COUNSELING ACCESS LEATHAL MEANS
A SAFE HOME ENVIORMENT CAN SAVE LIFES
REDUCING FIREARMS & OTHER HOUSEHOLD SAFETY RISK
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.