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Suicide Prevention and Awareness

It has been said that one of the most important things a person needs to know when they are contemplating suicide is that someone cares. If you are wondering if anyone cares for you, they do! If you suspect that someone may need to know you care, reach out. If you are in crisis, please don’t wait to contact one of the crisis resources listed below.

Whether you are struggling with something yourself, know someone who is, or just want to learn more about suicide prevention please take some time to look at the information provided on this page. You can make a difference to someone who needs support and hope.

Know Your Resources

Community Crisis Resources
If you are in crisis, don’t wait to reach out for help! These resources are available 24/7:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare                                
1-800-659-6994
www.tricountyservices.org/crisis-services

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Text: 838255
www.veteranscrisisline.net/

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
713-970-7000, Option 1
https://theharriscenter.org/Services/Our-Services/Comprehensive-Psychiatric-Emergency-Program

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Text: 838255
www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Trevor LGBTQ Crisis Hotline
1-866-488-7386
Text “TREVOR” to 1-202-304-1200
www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/#sm.000n3k7231cleek810abvr776nhnh

Campus Resources

College can be exciting, but it can also be stressful at times. Every student experiences concerns and stressors during their college years. The good news is that you have resources to help during those times. Working with a counselor can help you feel better, acquire new healthy coping strategies, build your resilience and improve your mental health.

Please contact us if you’d like to speak with a counselor or learn more about community resources. Visit www.lonestar.edu/montgomery-counseling.

Learn How You Can Help

Suicide prevention and awareness

Know the signs https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/

Help a Friend https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/

Help Yourself https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/

Risk Factors and Protective Factors http://www.bethe1to.com/risk-factors/

Stories of Hope https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/stories/

Cure Stigma

Mental health and suicide prevention are important topics to address. By taking the opportunity to promote Suicide Prevention and Awareness, we can help encourage conversations, reduce stigma and increase support to those who are hurting.

Stigma may not directly affect you, but it prevents 1 in 5 Americans with mental health conditions from seeking help. Learn how you can reduce stigma and encourage mental health and wellness for yourself or someone else.

Take the stigma quiz

 

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