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May 12, 2021

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 districts and open-enrollment charter school educators annually. Training must be selected from the list of recommended best practice-based programs that are provided by the DSHS.  School districts and open-enrollment charter schools may also select programs through an independent review of online suicide prevention training materials that comply with the guidelines developed by TEA.

Texas Education Agency- Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention resources and program list that meet all the requirements of TEC Sec. 38.351.

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


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Suicide Prevention

Centers for Disease Control Prevention- Suicide Prevention

National Institute of Mental Health- Suicide Prevention

Suicide Statistics

Vital Signs- Suicide Rising Across the United States

Suicide in Rural America

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline YOUTH

Youth Suicide Warning Signs



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