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.

http://store.samhsa.gov/product/National-Strategy-for-Suicide-Prevention-2012-Goals-and-Objectives-for-Action/PEP12-NSSPGOALS

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

Topics
  1. Link to HB 1386 Bill
  2. Summary of HB 1386
  3. FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions HB 1386
  4. Resources
  5. Texas Contacts

Link to HB1386

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

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Resources

Texas Contacts

Jenna Heise, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services, jenna.heise@dshs.state.tx.us

Local Suicide Prevention Coordinators at Behavioral Health Centers

Local Community Suicide Prevention Coalition Contacts

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

 

 

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