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Coming Together to Care: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Texas Communities


This suicide prevention toolkit serves as a practical resource for community leaders to use in their efforts to prevent suicide deaths in Texas.

This tool is organized into the following sections:
  • If you need help now
  • What you need to know
    • An overview of suicide in Texas
    • Understanding suicide: The basics
    • An introduction to taking action
  • What you need to do
    • Taking steps to organize your community
    • Best practices for community-based prevention and intervention
    • Guidelines for community education and communication
    • Guidelines for evaluating community suicide prevention programs

The tool also provides detailed appendix sections with additional information.


Mental Health Association in Texas

Funding Sources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); Mental Health Association in Texas; Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; National Institute of Mental Health

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  • Release Date: 01/2006
  • Original Summary: 07/2008
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Last updated: October 09, 2013.