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Texas Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicides

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), on behalf of the Office of the Governor, leads Texas’ efforts to carry out the National Strategy to Prevent Veteran Suicides (National Strategy). The Governor’s Challenge advances a public health approach to suicide prevention by bringing together stakeholders from across the state to identify actions and take steps to prevent Veteran suicides. The Governor’s Challenge team receives support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which includes technical assistance, consultation with subject matter experts, and sharing of best practices and innovations with other teams across the nation.

For more information about Veteran suicide prevention, please visit the VA’s website using this link.

If you, or a veteran you are concerned for, are in crisis please call the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255, press 1) or click the image, below.

If you are in immediate crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.

Soon, Texas will have the largest population of veterans in the nation. There is a wide range of behavioral health concerns that can affect veterans including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury.

Fortunately, there are many resources designed specifically to meet the needs of veterans coping with these difficulties.

For more information on veterans’ mental health, please call or visit:

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

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