Help Texas stop suicide with data-driven policy solutions.

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Time Range For Action Alert: 
May 13, 2019 to May 27, 2019

Please urge the Senate Health & Human Services Committee to stop our high suicide rates and move HB 3980 onto the Senate floor.

  • Suicides rates among all ages in Texas are increasing, up by 23% since 2000. Among 55-64 year olds in Texas, suicide rates went up by 55%.
  • In 2017, 1 in 8 high school students in Texas reported at least one suicide attempt in the past year. 
  • Texas does not have comprehensive, long-term data on how often suicide happens across different ages, areas, and groups in the state.
  • HB 3980 provide state agencies and the legislature with a comprehensive look at the rising rates of suicide among all age groups and communities in order to help identify meaningful steps to reverse alarming trends.