Texas State Health Agencies Launch Webpage to Depict Youth Suicide in Texas

A joint effort between the Suicide Prevention Team at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Data Dissemination Team at the Center for Health Statistics at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), helped to create the new Youth Suicide in Texas data webpage.

Working together for over a year, the HHSC and DSHS team synthesized three sources of data to establish the scope of suicide deaths and attempts among Texans under the age of 25. It also presents factors that put youth at an additional risk of a suicide attempt.

Some of the data information/sources available are:

  • Youth suicide mortality by demographics
  • Number of suicide-related calls to Texas Poison Control Centers
  • Identifying who’s at risk using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Learn important information on how to help Texans in need with online resources on the HHS Suicide Prevention website

Learn about this troubling trend and who’s at risk by viewing the new Youth Suicide in Texas data webpage.

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Burke’s 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-392-8343

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text Home to 741741

For emotional support related to COVID-19 Call: 1-833-986-1919

Burke provides mental health first aid to provide East Texans with skills so that they may help someone who may be in crisis or showing the signs of mental illness. Learn more here.