Skip to main content

Suicide Prevention


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

How to Help

If you're concerned that someone you know may be thinking of suicide, it's important to talk about it. For more information, click here.

Kognito: Online Suicide Prevention Training for K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Universities

K-12 and higher education teachers and staff are in an ideal position to recognize when a student’s behavior or changes in behavior may be a signal of distress. College and university students also play an important role in recognizing signs of distress among their peers. Kognito’s K-12 and higher education suites contain simulations designed for educators and college students. For more information, click here.


ODMHSAS strives to bring awareness to suicide prevention and help those in need. The following pages have more information on the resources available for multiple audiences.


The ODMHSAS recommends several evidence-based suicide prevention trainings to address the ODMHSAS strategies for reducing suicide. For more information, click here.

For trainers associated with the ODMHSAS, use this link to announce an upcoming training and to request the necessary materials.


For information regarding the monthly Suicide Prevention Newsletter, click here.

Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Council

In 2001, the Oklahoma Legislature passed the Youth Suicide Prevention Act (House Bill 1241), which established the Youth Suicide Prevention Council and designated the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as the lead agency for youth suicide prevention. The Council now addresses suicide across the lifespan. The Suicide Prevention Council's members are legislatively appointed, and meetings are always open to the public. For more information, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Click here to visit the FAQs about suicide prevention.