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Published on Aug 23, 2012
This 11 minute video is an overview of where you can go to get help for suicide prevention in Texas. Jenna Heise, Suicide Prevention Coordinator,Texas Department of State Health Services, (DSHS), gives an overview of suicide prevention programs in Texas. Mike Maples, Assistant Commission for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, DSHS, talks about how to get help for yourself or a family member and how to access services where you live. Kari Wolf, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs and Director, Seton Mind Institute, discusses what to expect if you go to an emergency room or you or a family member are admitted to a hospital for a suicidal crisis. The overall emphasis is on helping individuals know what to expect and where to find resources for suicide prevention in their area.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 For more information: www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/suicide-prevention/ www.TexasSuicidePrevention.org www.mhatexas.org Free Smart Phone App -- ASK about Suicide Prevention
Producers: Merily Keller & Mary Ellen Nudd, Mental Health America of Texas Director: Paul Boukadakis Editor/Colorist: Ken Miller Audio: Reid Mangan Location: Austin, Texas