Tarleton Suicide Prevention and Postvention Resources

Suicide Hotlines

National Suicide Hotline

988 or 1-800-273-TALK

  • For Veterans- Press 1 or text 838-255 for Veteran support.
  • Para espanol- oprima dos

Learn more about the National Suicide Hotline.

National Text Suicide Hotline

Text HOME to 741-741

Learn more about the National Text Suicide Hotline.

Pecan Valley Centers Suicide Hotline


Learn more about Pecan Valley Centers.

Tarrant County MHMR Suicide Hotline


Learn more about Tarrant County MHMR.

TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ+)


Learn more about TrevorLifeline.

TELUS Health Student Support App

Tarleton State University Students can now access mental health support through TELUS Health Student Support App, an application that provides a resource library, phone and chat support, and short-term telehealth counseling.  This service comes at no additional cost to students.6

Learn More About TELUS Health

How to Help

Before an Attempt:

Warning signs of suicide demand immediate action:

  • Announcing that the person has made a plan
  • Talking or writing about suicide or death
  • Saying things like: “I wish I were dead”, or “what’s the point of living?”.
  • Isolating rather than hanging out with friends
  • Expressing the belief that life is meaningless
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Neglecting appearance and hygiene
  • Obtaining a weapon or another means

Ask directly. Call for help.

Be prepared:

Get Help:

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, tell someone who can help. If you cannot talk to your parents, find someone else: a relative, friend, roommate, RL, professor, counselor, or other staff.

  • Student Counseling Services (8am-5pm weekdays) / ProtoCall (after-hours)
    • 254-968-9044
  • Student Counseling Services Fort Worth Learning Center (11am-8pm Mon-Thu; 8am – 5pm Fridays) / Protocall (after-hours)
    • 682-703-7048
  • TELUS Health Student Support App
  • Pecan Valley Centers
    • 1-800-722-5987
  • Tarrant County MHMR
    • 1-800-866-2465
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Texas Suicide Prevention


If you experience distress related to personal or professional matters, tell someone who can help. if you are a student, reach out to Student Counseling Services. If you are a parent, reach out for help in your area, or call SCS for a consultation. If you are faculty or staff, there are free and confidential resources are available to employees. Reach out to SCS for consultation and ask employee services about these resources. 

After an Attempt

Encourage and engage in self-care which includes:

  • Getting rest and exercise
  • Eating and hydrating properly
  • Avoid use and/or increased use of alcohol and other substances
  • Re-establish routines as soon as possible
  • Seek out supportive people
  • Ask for help

Support someone who has lost a loved one to suicide:

  • Encourage self-care
  • Provide support for normal grief process
  • Connect impacted students to Student Counseling Services and / or other professional staff if needed.

Be aware of the risk of contagion, especially for high-risk students:

  • Eyewitness to the death
  • Family member or close friend of the deceased (i.e. siblings, teammates, classmates, and acquaintances)
  • Received a phone call, text, or other communication from the deceased foretelling the suicide
  • Past conflict with the deceased
  • Co-occurring stressful events
  • History of suicide attempt(s)