• If you or someone you know is in an emergency, please call:
      -Denton County MHMR Crisis Line: 1-800-762-0157
      -University Behavioral Health: 940-320-8100
      -Millwood Hospital and Excel Center: 972-906-5522
      -National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
      -Local Crisis Line: 940-387-5555
      -Texas Youth Hotline: 1-800-210-2278
      Each year more than 34,000 individuals take their own life, leaving behind thousands of friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 3rd leading cause of death among adolescents.  Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are both damaging and dangerous and are therefore considered a psychiatric emergency.  Someone experiencing these thoughts should seek immediate assistance from a health or mental health care provider.
      Suicidal thoughts are relatively common.  Having suicidal thoughts does not mean someone is weak or flawed. 
      Please click the link below to learn from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) about mental health conditions and suicide prevention.
Last Modified on November 30, 2020