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October 24, 2020

Suicide Prevention Training for Educators in Public Schools

House Bill (HB) 2186 which was passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, 2015, and signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 19, 2015, ( Texas Education Code 21.451) requires suicide prevention training to all new school district and open - enrollment charter school educators annually. Training must be selected from the list of recommended best practice-based  programs that is provided by the DSHS.  School district and open enrollment charter schools may lso select programs through an independent review of online suicide prevention training materials that comply with the guidelines developed by TEA.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Suicide Prevention Training

Texas Suicide Prevention Training- 5 video series


Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools


Screening for Mental Health-SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School and High School Prevention


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Suicide Prevention

Centers for Disease Control Prevention- Suicide Prevention

National Institute of Mental Health- Suicide Prevention

Suicide Statistics

Suicide Among Youth

Vital Signs- Suicide Rising Across the United States

Suicide in Rural America

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline YOUTH

Youth Suicide Warning Signs

National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide


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