National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is dedicated to reducing the stigma of suicide by increasing awareness about the warning signs and highlighting resources for prevention and treatment.
The HHSC Office of Mental Health Coordination is offering a free five-part webinar series addressing suicide prevention-related topics open to all.
- Sept. 1, 11 a.m.–noon
Texas Law Enforcement Peer Network: Reducing Stigma in Help Seeking
- Sept. 8, noon–1 p.m.
Youth Suicide Prevention
- Sept. 15, 1–2:30 p.m.
Lessons from Lived Experience: Survivor of Suicide Attempt Panel Discussion
- Sept. 22, 10–11 a.m.
Make a Vet Sweat: Utilizing Physical Fitness and Nutrition to Combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Among Military Veterans
- Sept. 29, 10–11 a.m.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 to offer guidance and assistance for people having thoughts of suicide or those whose loved ones are having thoughts of suicide. Call or text 988 or chat with a crisis counselor at Lifeline Chat and Text: Lifeline (988lifeline.org).
The HHSC suicide prevention wallet card is a downloadable resource guide that can be carried in a wallet or purse and provides more information about warning signs and how to help. The card is available in English and Spanish.
To learn more about suicide prevention, visit the HHSC Suicide Prevention webpage.