• Suicide Prevention Resources

     

    This website does not provide crisis or counseling services. If you need to talk or are concerned about someone else, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If someone is in immediate crisis, dial 911.

     

    Did you know?

    Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death of teens and college-aged youth ages 15-24.

    It is also considered to be one of the most preventable deaths… IF WE:

       Recognize and Lower Risk Factors

       Support Protective Factors

       Recognize Warning Signs & are Trained and Ready to:

    • Ask About Suicide
    • Seek More Information (and keep Safe)
    • Know Where & How to Refer

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Take a moment and program this number into your phone contacts. If you put it in with the letter “a” in front then it will be saved at the top of your contacts list. 

     

    Are you in crisis or concerned about someone? Here are some available resources:

    PHONE SUPPORT free, confidential, 24/7 support by phone
    325-653-5933 MHMR of the Concho Valley Crisis Line
    800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / Veteran Crisis Line
    888-628-9454 Línea Telefónica Nacional De Suicidio
    866-488-7386 The Trevor Lifeline, Crisis Intervention for LGBTQ youth
    877-565-8860  Trans Lifeline 
    888-843-4564 LGBTQ Peer Support 
      

    What to expect when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    • You'll hear a brief message that you've reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • You'll hear music while the Lifeline directs your call to the crisis center nearest you
    • A local crisis center counselor will answer your call and help you
    • The counselor will offer you referrals for mental health services if needed
       
    TEXT free, confidential 24/7 support by text 
    838255 Veterans Crisis Line
    741741 Crisis Text Line (all ages 24/7)
    20121 Teen Line (child/teen)

     

     
    CHAT free, confidential 24/7 support by message
    Veterans Crisis Text Line  Global access for American vets, service members, National Guard, Reserves, and family members and friends
    The Trevor Chat LGBTQ youth
    LGBTQ Peer-Support Chat LGBTQ
    RAINN Online Hotline Sexual assault victims, global access
    Your Life Your Voice Teen
    Teen Line Online Teen
    866Teenlink Teen

     

     
    MOBILE APPS  all developed by the Texas Suicide Prevention Council
    Ask & Prevent Suicides Provides useful information to use as an educational resource as well as a crisis intervention resource for suicide prevention
    Hope Box Contains messages, contact information, pictures, and scrapbook to store personalized information that promotes mental wellness and can aid persons in a mental health crisis.
    Suicide Safer Home Offers practical tips for concerned parents and adult family caregivers for keeping families suicide safer.

     

     
    LOCAL RESOURCES 
    325-653-6741 Shannon Medical Center, 120 E. Harris Ave., San Angelo
    325-949-5722 River Crest Hospital, 1636 Hunters Glen Rd, San Angelo
    325-949-9511 San Angelo Community Medical Center, 3501 Knickerbocker Rd

     

    If you are worried that someone you know is considering suicide:

    The situation is an emergency and immediate action is needed if any of these signs are present:

    • in the act of hurting or killing him or herself, has a weapon or other lethal means
    • threatening to hurt or kill him or herself
    • looking for ways to hurt or kill him or herself, talking about a plan to do so
    • talking about death or suicide and is acting anxious or agitated
    • talking about death or suicide and is intoxicated or "high" on drugs

    If any of these are present:

    • Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Don't leave the person alone.
    • Remove all lethal means (weapons, medications, etc.) from the vicinity
    • Take the person to a nearby Emergency Room or walk-in psychiatric crisis clinic
    • Do not put yourself in danger; if you are concerned about your own safety, call 911
     
     
    Suicide Prevention Safety Plan Student Safety Plan