How to Use Texas Advancing Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap™
Texas Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap is intended to be used as a planning guide for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention by Texas school districts.
This Roadmap provides public health information based on best practices for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. It is recommended that each Element be used in the order presented, to ensure a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention planning.
This Roadmap is intended for informational use only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or assess a mental health or physical condition. Always consult a mental health professional for questions or concern about your mental health or of those you are concerned about. For immediate crisis, call 9-1-1, your Local Mobile Crisis Outreach Team or your mental health professional.
The Texas Advancing Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap was developed by the Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative and its authors. All rights are reserved. It is intended for individual use and may not be copied or electronically distributed in whole or in part without express consent by the Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative.
There a several important supplemental documents to help you in developing your suicide prevention, intervention and postvention plan
Texas Advancing Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap is composed of 8 Elements, each designed to address a key factor in comprehensive suicide prevention, intervention and postvention planning.
About the Texas Advancing Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap™
In addition, it is important to note:
- Always check with your District’s administration, legal team, other Safe and Supportive Schools team members and Texas Education Agency for guidance to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations.
- Please note: The Roadmap contained prolonged discussion about topics related to suicide, mental health and trauma. If you have concerns about using this material, please contact your supervisor for additional guidance.
- Contact your mental health professional or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 for support if you or someone you know is struggling. Call 9-1-1 or your Mobile Crisis Outreach Team for immediate crisis care.
For more information, go to https://texassuicideprevention.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org