Suicide Prevention Network

The Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Alliance (BASCIA) is a network of crisis and suicide prevention services that operates across Texas and the Galveston bay area. The organization provides a range of services, including answering calls placed to the national crisis line and local hotlines, offering crisis text and other communications services, counseling and support, as well as training and education in suicide prevention. The organization's member agencies work together to provide comprehensive support for individuals and families in crisis.

One of the notable achievements of BASCIA is that it helped to form the Texas Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), a statewide initiative aimed at reducing the risk of suicide in Texas. The TSPN was formed by regional suicide prevention task forces that were organized by BASCIA and its member agencies. These task forces included representatives from various organizations and groups, such as colleges, school districts, community and faith-based groups, federal and municipal agencies, and medical centers.

The TSPN has been successful in identifying the gaps in suicide prevention services across the state and in reaching out to under-served populations. It has also been effective in sharing best practices and collaborating with other organizations to improve suicide prevention efforts not just in Texas, but across the nation.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, you can contact your local BASCIA member agency or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

In addition to crisis intervention services, BASCIA member agencies also provide counseling and support to individuals and families affected by suicide. They offer a variety of services, such as grief counseling, support groups, and referrals to other resources.

BASCIA is committed to raising awareness about suicide prevention and promoting mental health wellness in the community. The organization provides training and education to individuals and organizations on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to intervene in a crisis, and how to support someone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

BASCIA also conducts research and collects data on suicide and suicide prevention in the Bay Area and across Texas. This information is used to improve suicide prevention efforts and to develop more effective strategies for addressing the problem.

Overall, the Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Alliance is a vital resource for individuals and families in crisis. Through its member agencies, it provides comprehensive support to those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or who have lost a loved one to suicide. It also plays an important role in promoting suicide prevention and mental health wellness in the community.

Toll Free Nationwide Crisis Line


24-Hour Hotline Business Line

Texas Suicide Prevention Network

South Texas Suicide Prevention Summit

Emerging Best Practices in Suicide Prevention

BASCIA is sponsor for this South Texas Summit with our partner agencies:

LMHA Mental Health Crisis Numbers

LMHA Name Crisis Number Counties Served
ACCESS 800-621-1693 Anderson and Cherokee
Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare System 877-934-2131 Henderson, Rains, Smith, Van Zandt and Wood
Austin Travis County Integral Care 512-472-4357 Travis
Betty Hardwick Center 800-758-3344 Callahan, Jones, Shackleford, Stephens and Taylor
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services 800-841-1255 Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee and Williamson
Border Region Behavioral Health Center 800-643-1102 Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb and Zapata
Burke Center 800-392-8343 Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler
Camino Real Community Services 800-543-5750 Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, Karnes, Maverick, McMullen, Wilson and Zavala
The Center for Health Care Services 800-316-9241 or 210-223-7233 Bexar
Center for Life Resources 800-458-7788 Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba
Central Counties Services 800-888-4036 Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas and Milam
Central Plains Center 800-687-1300 Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Motley, Parmer and Swisher
Coastal Plains Community Center 800-841-6467 Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak and San Patricio
Community Healthcore 800-832-1009 Bowie, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Upshur
Denton County MHMR Center 800-762-0157 Denton
Emergence Health Network 877-562-6467 El Paso
Gulf Bend Center 877-723-3422 Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria
Gulf Coast Center 866-729-3848 Brazoria and Galveston
Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center 866-752-3451 or 254-776-1101 Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan
Helen Farabee Centers 800-621-8504 Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise and Young
Hill Country Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Centers 877-466-0660 Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde and Val Verde
Lakes Regional MHMR Center 877-466-0660 Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris and Titus
LifePath Systems 877-422-5939 Collin
MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley 888-522-8262 Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington
MHMR of Tarrant County 800-866-2465 Tarrant
MHMR Services for the Concho Valley 800-375-8965 Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Reagan, Sterling and Tom Green
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority 866-260-8000 Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall
Nueces Center for Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities 888-767-4493 Nueces
Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral & Developmental HealthCare 800-772-5987 Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker and Somervell
Permian Basin Community Centers for MHMR 800-542-4005 or 877-475-7322 Brewster, Culberson, Ector, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Midland, Pecos and Presidio
Spindletop Center 800-937-8097 Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson and Orange
StarCare Specialty Health System 806-740-1414 or 800-687-7581 Cochran, Crosby, Hockley, Lubbock and Lynn
Texana Center 800-633-5686 Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton
Texas Panhandle Centers 800-692-4039 or 806-359-6699 Armstrong, Carson, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman and Wheeler
Texoma Community Center 877-277-2226 Cooke, Fannin and Grayson
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD 866-970-4770 Harris
Tri-County Services 800-659-6994 Liberty, Montgomery and Walker
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health 877-289-7199 Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy
West Texas Centers 800-375-4357 Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Howard, Kent, Loving, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Reeves, Runnels, Scurry, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum

This consortium of Texas crisis centers organized regional suicide prevention task forces that collectively formed the Texas Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN). With representatives from colleges, school districts, community and faith-based groups, federal and municipal agencies, and medical centers, these task forces came up with concrete steps to reduce the risk of suicide locally and shared their best practices with others across the State and nation. The consortium also identified the State's gaps in services and populations that have been overlooked and under-served.


This website is not set up to respond to a crisis situation.

Please contact your local agency listed above for crisis services.

If this is an emergency, please dial 911.