Advance efforts to prevent teen suicide in the Alamo Area by engaging youth voices and build on best practices to provide clear and ongoing prevention messages; to improve access to care and strengthen the continuum of youth mental health care; and influence related policy.
Provide Prevention and Crisis Resources to Teens and their Families and the Community
AATSPC Website links teens, families, schools and the community to local resources for crisis planning, crisis services including the national crisis hotline.
AATSPC Teen Advisory Board – Bring youth voices to teen suicide prevention messaging and active advocacy in schools and the community.
Jeannie Von Stultz, Ph.D
Mental Health Services
Bexar County Juvenile Probation
Helen Loring Dear
Coalition Honorary Chair
Porter Loring Mortuary
Kathleen Fletcher, Ph.D., M.P.H
Voices for Children of San Antonio
Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
Chief Program Officer/ Executive Camping Director
IF IN A CRISIS:
Call 911 or take the person to the E.R. or walk-in clinic at a hospital. Do not leave the person until help is available.
"Feelings of sadness or hopelessness, often accompanied by anxiety."
"Declining school performance. Loss of pleasure/interest in social and sports activities. Sleeping too little or too much."
"Major changes in weight or appetite. Inability to concentrate or think clearly. Withdrawal from friends and family and no desire to go out."
"Talking about 'going away', killing oneself, being a burden to others, feeling trapped or in unbearable pain."
"Giving away favorite possessions. Suddenly very happy and cheerful moods after being depressed or sad for a long time."
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