Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help!
Emergency Suicide Prevention Information

If you believe you might need help now, you DO. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts: Take action right now. Call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 and ask for help.

If you are concerned that someone you know is contemplating suicide, get help for them.  Call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988, go to the emergency room, or call 911. Keep them away from anything that might serve as a weapon. Do not leave a suicidal person alone; stay with them until help arrives.

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The new dialing code became available nationwide on July 16, 2022.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

This new dial code does not replace the previous phone number (1-800-273-8255). Both will connect callers to 24/7 help.  More information may be found at

Suicide Warning Signs

Knowing the warning signs of suicide can help you jump in when someone needs help. If you are concerned about someone, keep these warning signs in mind, and act immediately when you see them. If you’re experiencing any of these thoughts or actions, there’s immediate help for you at 1-800-273-TALK.

  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Taking steps to tie up loose ends, such as giving away possessions, settling debts, etc.
  • Looking into or discussing suicide methods
  • Abnormally reckless or unsafe behavior
  • Significant increase in irritability and/or aggression
  • Expressing feelings of being especially depressed, in pain, trapped, angry, sad or hopeless
  • Newfound or increased abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • No longer participating in activities or hobbies that used to bring enjoyment
  • Experiencing extreme mood swings
  • Drastic change in sleeping habits
  • Talking about wanting to die

Brazosport College CARE Team

The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation Team, known as the CARE Team, is a group of staff members from various departments who meet regularly to assist students experiencing difficulty and to help ensure the safety of our campus.

Click here to submit a CARE Report regarding BC students.

Examples of these situations might be academic problems, unexplained absences from class, medical issues, behavioral or other psychological matters, threat to self or others, etc.

Alternately you can contact the CARE Team via email at

Members of the CARE Team are:

Jo Greathouse 979-230-3233
Arnold Ramirez 979-230-3235
Melissa Blanks 979-230-3552
Phil Robertson 979-230-3236

Community Health Network - Behavioral & Mental Health Resources

The Community Health Network is committed to finding personalized solutions and practical strategies to match your needs and improve your total well-being.  More information available at the link below.

Suicide Warning & Risk Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Suicide Prevention
Statistics, general information and information about how to prevent suicide.

NAMI – Family-to-Family
The National Alliance on Family Illness provides a free educational program for those who live with a loved one suffering from mental illness. The training is provided locally and can teach caregivers and family members to identify and deal with crises as they arise.

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Delivers information on how to prevent suicide and help those suffering from problems that may lead to suicide. SAVE also supports the National Outreach Network which works with local organizations to distribute information about suicide awareness.

Stop a Suicide Today!
Providing a resource for those interested in stopping a suicide and educating themselves in suicide warning signs and risks.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Gulf Coast Center-Mental Health Authority
The Gulf Coast Center is one of thirty-nine community centers in the state of Texas providing services, programs and employment assistance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental illness, HIV or needing substance abuse recovery services. Programs and services offered by the Gulf Coast Center have made progress toward enabling and empowering individuals and their families to live quality lives.

Information on this page excerpted from the College Suicide Prevention Guide (