iLiVE

SUICIDE EDUCATION, AWARENESS & PREVENTION

iLiVE is a suicide education, awareness and prevention program for individuals, families and communities. It's sole purpose is to dispel the myths concerning how to react to suicide, how suicide occurs and what identifiers lead to failed and successful attempts to suicide. iLiVE offers participants resources, information, referral & education. Workshops are conducted for faith-based entities, schools, community organizations, individuals and families. Contact us to schedule a workshop in your area.

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Suicide Education, Awareness & Prevention

Knowledge Saves Lives!

Education, Awareness & Prevention

An Uncomfortable, but Necessary Discussion

We understand suicide is a seemingly difficult and uncomfortable conversation to have with anyone. Be encouraged that the information shared below are tools and resources to initiate an informed conversation that could potentially save a life. Although having the conversation about suicide seems uncomfortable it will prove to be beneficial. We hope the information below is useful in helping you and/or your family move forward with this important, necessary and life changing conversation. 

 

Tips to Remember 

  1. Always take threats of suicide seriously.

  2. Discussing remedies to avoid suicide will not encourage suicidal thoughts, behaviors or attempts.

  3. Suicide effects all ages, races, genders and socio-economic statuses.

  4. It is not advised to use religious, spiritual or physical threats to prevent thoughts of suicide.

  5. Seek help immediately if you, a friend, family member or associate is thinking about or in the act of committing suicide.

Definitions

Suicide- The act of taking one's own life.

Suicidal Ideations-The act of having thoughts of taking one's own life.

Suicide Attempt- The act of attempting to take one's own life. Suicide attempts do not result in death, but may result in bodily harm. 

NSSI (Non-Suicidial Self-Injury): NSSI is generally used to cope with distressing negative effective states, especially anger, Depression and mixed emotional states. Examples of NSSI are (but not limited to): cutting, burning, stabbing,hitting body parts or excessive rubbing. The most common form of self injury is using sharp objects to cut one's skin. 

Warning Signs & Symptoms

  • Depression- common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed . It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person's ability to function at work and at home. (American Psychiatric Association)

  • Anxiety-a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. (Dictionary.com)

  • Loss of Interest

  • Irritability

  • Humiliation/Shame

  • Agitation/Anger

  • Relief/ Sudden Improvement

  • Talking about killing themselves

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Believing they have no reason to live

  • Feeling trapped in situations/circumstances with no solution to real or perceived problems

  • Perceived or real unbearable pain

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs (street or prescribed)

  • Looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods or consulting with friends or family

  • Isolating from family and friends

  • Sleeping too much or not enough

  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

  • Giving away prize possessions

  • Unexplained or irregular fatigue

Risk Factors

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Serious physical health conditions including pain

  • Mental health disorders/conditions

  • Substance abuse/use

  • Personality traits of aggression, mood changes and poor relationships

Environmental Factors

  • Environments where domestic violence and aggressive behaviors are present

  • Stressful live events involving rejection, divorce, financial crisis and other events involving loss

  • Experiencing a suicide of another or graphic or sensationalized accounts of suicide

Historical Factors

  • Previous suicide attempt

  • Family history of suicide 

  • Childhood abuse, neglect or trauma

Disclaimer: All information provided is for educational purposes only. If you or someone you know is

experiencing anything described above contact a medical professional, resources below or emergency assistance in your area if applicable. 

Resources

Help is a Phone Call Away!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

 

ABILENE

Crisis Line

Mental Health Association in Abilene

24 hours / 7 days

(325) 677-7773

 

 

ABILENE

Serving Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Stephens, & Taylor Counties

 

24-Hour Crisis Hot Line

Betty Hardwick Center: A Community Mental Health Resource

 

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-758-3344

 

 

AMARILLO

Serving Armstrong, Carson, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, & Wheeler Counties

 

Crisis Support Line

Texas Panhandle Mental Health

24 hours / 7 days

(806) 359-6699
Toll Free Regional
1-800-692-4039

AUSTIN

Serving Travis County

 

Hotline to Help

Austin-Travis County Mental Health

 

24 hours / 7 days

 

(512) 472-HELP (4357)

(512) 703-1395 TTY

BEAUMONT

 

Suicide Hotline

Rape & Suicide Crisis of Southeast Texas

24 hours / 7 days

Collect Calls Accepted
(409) 835-3355
1-800-7-WE-CARE
1-800-793-2273

BIG SPRING

Serving Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Howard, Kent, Loving, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Reeves, Runnels, Scurry, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, & Yoakum Counties

 

Crisis Line

West Texas Centers for Mental Health

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-375-HELP (4357)

CLEBURNE

Serving Ellis, Johnson, & Navarro Counties

 

Crisis Hotline

Johnson-Ellis-Navarro
Mental Health Services

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-451-1659

CONROE

Serving Liberty, Montgomery, and Walker Counties

 

Crisis Hotline

Tri-County Mental Health

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-659-6994

DALLAS

Serving Dallas County

 

Crisis Hot Line

Dallas MetroCare Services

24 hours / 7 days

(214) 330-7722

DALLAS

Serving Dallas Area, Including Forth Worth and Plano

 

Crisis Line

Suicide & Crisis Center

24 hours / 7 days

(214) 828-1000

DALLAS

Serving the Dallas Community

 

Crisis Help Line

Contact Counseling and Crisis Line

 

24 hours / 7 days

Adult Help Line
(972) 233-2233
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Teen Help Line
(972) 233-TEEN (8336)

DENTON

Serving Denton County

 

Crisis Hotline

Denton County Mental Health Center

 

24 hours / 7 days

 

1-800-762-0157

1-800-269-6233 TTY

EL PASO

Serving El Paso County

 

Crisis Help Line

El Paso Community Mental Health Center

 

24 hours / 7 days

(915) 779-1800

1-877-562-6467

HOUSTON

Serving Harris County

 

Crisis Hotline

24 hours / 7 days

 

LONGVIEW

Serving Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Rusk, & Upshur Counties

 

Crisis Line

Sabine Valley Center

 

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-832-1009

 

 

LUBBOCK

Serving Cochran, Crosby, Hockley, Lubbock, & Lynn Counties

 

Crisis Line

Lubbock Regional Mental Health Center

 

24 hours / 7 days

(806) 740-1414

1-800-687-7581

 

MIDLAND

Serving Brewster, Culberson, Ector, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Midland, Pecos, & Presidio Counties

 

Crisis Intervention / Suicide Hotlines

Permian Basin Community Centers
for Mental Health

 

24 hours / 7 days

 

Midland
(432) 570-3300

Odessa
(432) 333-3265

 

Ft. Stockton
1-877-475-7322

 

Alpine
1-800-542-4005

 

 

SAN ANGELO

Serving Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Reagan, Sterling, & Tom Green Counties

 

Crisis Line

Mental Health Services
for the Concho Valley

 

24 hours / 7 days

(325) 653-5933

1-800-375-8965

SAN ANTONIO

Serving Bexar County

 

Crisis Line

The Center for Health Care Services

 

24 hours / 7 days

(210) 223-7233 (SAFE)

1-800-316-9241

The Mental Health Authority
of Harris County

 

(713) 970-7000

1-866-970-4770

 

NeuroPsychiatric Center
A 24-Hour Psychiatric Hospital

 

(713) 970-7070

HOUSTON

 

Crisis Hotline

Crisis Intervention of Houston

 

24 hours / 7 days

 

Crisis Hotline
(713) HOTLINE
(713) 468-5463

 

Teenline
(713) 529-TEEN
(713) 529-8336

LUBBOCK

 

CONTACT Lubbock

 

Crisis Intervention

24 hours / 7 days

(806) 765-8393

 

TeenLine

Sun-Thurs 6-10pm
Fri-Sat 6pm-midnight

(806) 765-7272

ROUND ROCK

Serving Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee, & Williamson Counties

 

Crisis Hot Line

Bluebonnet Trails Community
Mental Health Center

 

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-841-1255

WICHITA FALLS

Serving Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, & Young Counties

 

Crisis Intervention Services

Helen Farabee Regional
Mental Health Centers

 

24 hours / 7 days

1-800-621-8504

Jenna Heise, MA, BC-DMT, Board Certified Counselor

Texas State Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Office of Mental Health Coordination, Health and Human Services Commission

6330 E. Highway 290

Austin, TX 78723

United States

Phone: (512) 902-9573

jenna.heise@hhsc.state.tx.us

Lisa Sullivan

Consultant

Texas Suicide Prevention Council

P.O. Box 300817

Austin, TX 78703

United States

Phone: (512) 589-2909

lisa@infuse.com

State and Community Organizations

NAMI Texas

(800) 633-3760

AFSP Central Texas - State Fact Sheet

(512) 905-1827

Hotline to Help - Austin Travis County Integral Care

(512) 472-4357

John 10:10  

"The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly."

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