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


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


Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: July 2008
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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