• September is Suicide Prevention Month
    September 23-27  Suicide Prevention Week
     
     
    Suicidal thoughts and/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.
     
    If you or someone you know is in an emergency, please call:
     
    • 911 
    • 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
     
    DID YOU KNOW?
    • Each year more than 47,000 individuals take their own life.
    • Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S.
    • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among adolescents.  
    • More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED