In Texas, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 34. Nearly one out of seven high school students in Texas makes a suicide plan. Pay attention to warning signs such as these:
If you know a young person who might be suicidal, help them call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also find help online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. For additional information and resources, visit the Department of State Health Services suicide prevention website at www.dshs.state.tx.us/suicideprevention or the Texas Suicide Prevention website at www.texassuicideprevention.org.