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Zero Suicide in Texas
Texas Department of State Health ServicesUniversity of Texas at Austin, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental HealthMental Health America of TexasDenton County MHMR
Texas Training Guidelines
Connect With Us
Need for Suicide Safer Care
Impact of Activities
Partners Across Texas
Texas Deaths by Suicide: Rates per 100,000
The Zero Suicide in Texas (ZEST) initiative aims to provide suicide care services targeting youth at elevated risk of suicide. The goals of the ZEST initiative are to improve identification, treatment and support services for high risk youth by creating
Suicide Safe Care Centers
within the public mental health system; expanding and coordinating these best practice suicide prevention activities with other youth serving organizations and community partners to create
Suicide Safe Care Communities;
and implementing research-informed training and communications efforts to create a
. This innovative best practice model was implemented in Denton County initially and then expanded to twenty-one additional regions across Texas through a learning collaborative model.
Perceptions of Workforce by Training Status
Perceptions of Workforce by Time in Learning Collaborative
Texas Suicide Prevention Website:
Zero Suicide in Texas Website:
For more information, contact Dr. Molly Lopez:
From State Leadership
Zero Suicides in Texas is a commitment among Texas’ primary public health agencies to thoughtfully and systematically change the way we think about suicide prevention. The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have undertaken the goal of advancing and actualizing patient safety for individuals receiving care through its public mental health system.
No longer will we thinking of prevention as fewer deaths, but rather no deaths.Slide2