Welcome to the Texas Department of State Health Services Suicide Prevention Homepage. We hope you will find information of use and interest to you and those you serve. If you have any questions or comments, we welcome your thoughts: email@example.com
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Best Practices Registry for Public Schools
House Bill 831, passed by the 83rd Legislature, requires DSHS to coordinate with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Regional Education Services Centers (ESC) to maintain an annually-updated list of recommended best practice-based suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public elementary, junior high, middle and high schools. That list can be found at the link below.
Training Requirements for Public School Personnel
Senate Bill 460, passed by the 83rd Legislature, requires training for public school teachers, counselors, principals and all other appropriate staff in the detection and education of students at risk for suicide or with other mental or emotional disorders. A list of approved programs that meet this requirement can be found at the link below. These helpful examples are not meant to be an an exhaustive list.