There are a number of opportunities in Texas to get involved in suicide prevention initiatives. To learn more about opportunities in your area, please contact:  admin@texassuicideprevention.org.

You can contact the groups listed below, or contact Merily Keller, hodgekeller@yahoo.com at the Texas Suicide Prevention Council, if you are interested in establishing a suicide prevention coalition in your community or on your campus.

The Texas Suicide Prevention Council is a group of local suicide prevention coalitions and statewide agencies that have joined together to implement the Texas Suicide Prevention Plan. For a complete list of the member organizations, see http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/about-us/

Organizations in Texas with local affiliates that you can contact about volunteering:

Texas Suicide Prevention Partners in Texas

Amarillo

  • Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition
    Esther Quinn, 806-358-1347 gquine@arn.net

Austin

Bastrop

Beaumont

Dallas

  • Dallas Suicide Prevention Coalition
    Margie Wright, margiew@sccenter.org
    Alternate Jennifer Mootz, jenniferm@sccenter.org
  • I AM HERE Coalition, Dallas Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition
    James Bryant, Director of Programs
    Grant Halliburton Foundation
    (972) 744-9790; james@granthalliburton.org
  • Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
    2808 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
    We need crisis line volunteers to staff the 24 hour crisis line. Extensive training is provided. Please contact us at jenyceg@sccenter.org (Jenyce Gush, our director of volunteers) or by calling 214-824-7020, to sign up for the next training class.

Houston

  • Houston Area Suicide Prevention Coalition
    Troy Bush, Chair, 713-503-1156, troydidonato@yahoo.com
    Melba Hamilton, Vice Chair, 832-818-3629, dude2melba@aol.com
    or Houstonareasuicideprevention@gmail.com
    PO Box 980743, Houston, Texas 77098
    Meetings – 4th Monday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 3rd floor of the Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006
  • Montrose Counseling Center’s Gay & Lesbian Switchboard
    713-529-3211
    24-hour crisis line and referral service for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Also an entry point to Same-Sex Domestic Violence/Abuse (shelter), Hate Crimes, Sexual
    Assault assistance, including hospital and police accompaniment. Volunteers answer the phones in the office. Opportunities for
    on-call crisis volunteers for overnights and weekends, when crisis calls may be forwarded to your home or cell phone. Training is
    provided twice a year. Volunteer applications are available at gayswitchboardhouston.org.

Lake Jackson

Marble Falls

McAllen / Brownsville / Harlingen

  • Suicide Prevention Coalition of Rio Grande Valley c/o
    Mental Health America of Texas of Rio Grande Valley
    Stephanie Contreras
    956-971-4400 Day; 956-624-4960 Evening/Cell
    steph05041@aol.com

Northeast Texas

San Antonio

  • Bexar County Suicide Prevention Coalition/Youth Mental Health Council
    The Health Collaborative
    Jeannie Von Stultz, PhD, (210)335-7515; jvonstultz@bexar.org
    Susan Mercado, vega1805@hotmail.com

San Marcos

Tyler