Suicide Prevention

Are You Considering Suicide? Do Not Keep Suicidal Thoughts to Yourself!

Help is available for you, whether through a friend, therapist or member of the clergy. Find someone you trust and let them know how bad things are. This can be your first step on the road to healing.

For immediate help, the following resources can be used to reach out to someone if you are in an emotional crisis or contemplating suicide. The services are available 24/7.

Resource Phone Number
Vaqueros Crisis Line (for enrolled UTRGV students) 665-5555
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741
Tropical Texas Crisis Line 1-877-289-7199

If you are interested in learning how to help someone (friend, family, colleague, anyone else) who may be suicidal, the Counseling Center can put you in contact with a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainer. Training sessions last one and a half to two hours and we ask for a minimum group size of 10 people. Call 956-665-2574 and ask for Dr. Christopher Albert or Valerie Rivera.

Military and Veterans

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Review the list of resources below.

Resource Description
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Find same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at any of the VA Medical Centers across the country.
"Make the Connection" Resource Locator Find information, resources, and solutions to issues that may be affecting your life.
RallyPoint Find and talk with other Veterans who have walked in your shoes.
Veterans Crisis Line Contact the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), SMS (Text 838255 to connect with a VA responder) or via chat.

Additional Resources

There are resources available for individuals who feel that they may be in danger of self-harm or of harming someone else.