Resources for healthy living.
Helpful Resource Links
The online resources listed below will take you other local, state and national organizations or agencies that provide services of information about mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use and other topics of interest.
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Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) & Cultural and Linguistic Competency
- Resource Library/Tools for Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Spanish Language Mental Health Resources
- Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Toolkit
Health and Human Services Agencies
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
- Advanced Directive Resources
Disability Advocacy Organizations
- Partners in Policymaking
- Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
- Texas Advocates
- Gulf Coast Self Advocates
Intellectual & Developmental Disability (IDD, formerly Mental Retardation)
- The Arc of the United States
- The Arc of Texas
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
- Texas Technology Access Partnership
- National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
- Texas Education Agency
- Take Time Texas – a resource for those in need of respite services
- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
- Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)
- Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
- Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
- Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA)
- Lone Star Association for Behavior Analysis (LSABA)
- Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA)
- Resource on Scholarship Opportunities including students with disabilities and veterans
Substance Use Recovery
- DrugRehab.com provides information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery
- DrugRehab.com: Alcohol Addiction
- DrugRehab.com: Veterans and Addiction
- DrugRehab.com: Co-occurring disorders
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- StartYourRecovery.org is a tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, visitors learn about the experiences of people like them and find the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues. It’s a free, confidential resource developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
- Social Security Disability Benefits Calculator
- Social Security Online
- Seguro Social en Español
Other Texas Community Centers
Health and Well Being
- Health Resource Center- UTMB
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention– Drug Overdose Updates(Spanish)
- Brazoria County Health Department
- Community Health Network
- Coastal Wellness
- Galveston County Health District
Suicide Prevention, Support, Education, and Resources
Galveston County Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Galveston County Suicide Prevention Coalition (GCSPC) aims to increase communication, coordination, and collaboration efforts in Galveston County to prevent suicide and bring hope and support to those affected by suicide. We bring organizations together with the end goal of enhancing the overall success of our collective suicide prevention efforts. These efforts include increasing awareness of available support and resources, promoting suicide prevention education and training, identifying unique community needs and working toward solutions.
Mission: To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide through education, training, and collaboration with community partners.
Vision: We are an inclusive community that envisions a world where people know how to access resources and support to prevent suicide and ultimately find hope and healing.
What does the Coalition do?
We bring individuals and organizations together with the end goal of enhancing the overall success of our collective suicide prevention efforts. These efforts include increasing awareness of available support and resources, promoting suicide prevention education and training, identifying unique community needs and working toward solutions.
Who is invited to join?
Membership is voluntary and is open to those who support the mission of the GCSPC and agree to champion its goals.
Meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month from 10-11 am via Zoom.
This support group meets once per month, virtually, and is open to anyone who has been impacted by suicide. For more information and the link to join please contact Diane Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education & Training
Ask About Suicide to Save a Life – AS+K
Audience: Gatekeeper Trainer, open to all audiences
Length: 1-205 hours
Highlights: AS+K provides participants with an overview of the basic epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behavior, including risk factors and protective factors. Participants are trained to recognize warning signs, behaviors, and characteristics that might indicate elevated risk for suicidal behaviors
Talk Saves Lives
Audience: Open to all audiences
Length: Approximately 1 hour
Highlights: The training includes an introductory education presentation about suicide prevention developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Goals include increasing suicide awareness and empowering participants to offer help to people who may be at risk.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – ASIST
Audience: Gatekeeper Training, open to all audiences
Length: 2 days
Highlights: ASIST teaches suicide first aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, hear a person’s story and listen for a turning point, and make a plan to help the person stay safe for now.
Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – CALM
Audience: Open to all audiences, especially those who provide services to those at-risk for suicide
Length: 2-3 hours
Highlights: CALM focuses on how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. Participants learn how to identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, how to ask about their access to lethal methods, and how to work with individuals and their families to reduce access to lethal means.
Safety Planning Intervention – SPI
Audience: Open to all audiences
Length: 3-4 hours
Highlights: SPI focuses on a written, prioritized list of coping strategies and resources for reducing suicide risk. Participants will learn how to work with individuals to collaboratively create a plan to help them stay safe.
For information or to schedule a training please contact:
Justin Becker, Talent Development Leader
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative
American Association of Suicidology
Columbia Lighthouse Project
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Gulf Coast Center 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-866-729-3848
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988
Veterans Crisis Hotline: 988 Press 1
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Crisis Text Line 24/7: Text “GO” to 741741