*If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or chat

Suicide prevention is at the reach of everyone, not just mental health professionals or organizations (National Suicide Prevention).  Below are some statistics, tips, and resources regarding suicide prevention.

If you would like to request an AS+K Suicide Prevention Training delivered by MHA of Greater Houston, you can do so here.

ASK About Suicide to Save A Life™ is a best practice, gatekeeper training that teaches how to identify suicide risk factors, protective factors, warning signs, and appropriate referral strategies. Mental Health America of Greater Houston is currently offering a virtual, 1-hour training. 

Facts & Information (Source // Source):


*Any of these signs does not mean the person is considering suicide, though several of the symptoms may signal a need for help*


  • Verbal threats such as “you’d be better off without me”
  • Expressions of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Daring or risk-taking behavior
  • Personality changes
  • Depression
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Lack of interest in future plans


  • Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble
  • Talk with the person about your concerns, make sure to listen!
  • Ask directly about suicide without being judgmental. The more detailed the plan, the greater the risk so putting time and space between the person and the intended means is vital.
  • Get professional help, even if there’s hesitation
  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Do not swear to secrecy or make promises
  • Do not act shocked or judgmental
  • Do not counsel the person yourself