Find the latest news on public policy and legislative developments related to suicide prevention along with state documents related to suicide prevention.
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Outlines a national strategy to guide suicide prevention actions. Includes 13 goals and 60 objectives across four strategic directions: wellness and empowerment; prevention services; treatment and support services; and surveillance, research, and evaluation.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Read more about the Action Alliance, our vision & mission, as well as major initiatives here.
State Statutes Related to Suicide
Summary of Texas Statutes Regarding Suicide
The Texas Suicide Prevention Council and Mental Health America of Texas have published a list of Texas laws (statutes) that relate to suicide prevention, services, or reporting. The statutes are organized by subject, with a short explanation of what the law does and, when relevant, what suicide prevention advocates should know about that section of the law.
HB 1386 (Texas)
Relating to the public health threat presented by youth suicide and the qualifications of certain persons serving as marriage and family therapists in school districts
- Link to HB 1386 Bill
- Summary of HB 1386
- FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions HB 1386
- Texas Contacts
Summary of HB 1386
HB 1386 (Rep. Coleman/Sen. Ellis) Relating to the public health threat presented by youth suicide and the qualifications of certain personsserving as marriage and family therapists in school districts
Links to the State and National Toolkits
Look for Publication, upper right of the page
- After a Suicide: Toolkit for Schools
Copy of American Association of Suicidology Guidelines for Schools
Early Warning Data System Tool, SEDL
Research-Based Guidelines and Practices for School-Based Suicide Prevention, D. Kimokeo, 2006
School Suicide Prevention Accreditation, American Association of Suicidology
Youth Suicide Prevention – School based Guide Checklists, University of South Florida
Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Guidelines, a Resource for School Personnel
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center Resources:
Jenna Heise, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery and wellness with insight from lived experience,by the Suicide Attempt Survivor Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Learn about MHA Texas Advocacy and Public Policy