Suicide Prevention Training for Educators in Public Schools
House Bill (HB) 2186 which was passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, 2015, and signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 19, 2015, ( Texas Education Code 21.451) requires suicide prevention training to all new school districts and open-enrollment charter school educators annually. Training must be selected from the list of recommended best practice-based programs that are provided by the DSHS. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools may also select programs through an independent review of online suicide prevention training materials that comply with the guidelines developed by TEA.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Suicide Prevention Training