Outline of the state of Texas

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Suicide Prevention—HS

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Suicide Prevention—HS

State law addresses suicide prevention.

Texas Administrative Code. 115.32. Health 1 Grades 9-10 (One-Half Credit).

(b) Knowledge and skills.

  • (1) Health information. The student analyzes health information and applies strategies for enhancing and maintaining personal health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:
  • (G) analyze strategies to prevent suicides;
  • (H) examine causes and effects of stress and develop strategies for managing stress and coping with anxiety and depression;
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Texas Education Code Sec. 28.002. REQUIRED CURRICULUM

(a)Each school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 shall offer, as a required curriculum:

  • (2)an enrichment curriculum that includes:

  • (A)to the extent possible, languages other than English;

  • (B)health, with emphasis on:

  • (i)physical health, including the importance of proper nutrition and exercise; and

  • (ii)mental health, including instruction about mental health conditions, substance abuse, skills to manage emotions, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and responsible decision-making; and

  • (iii)suicide prevention, including recognizing suicide-related risk factors and warning signs;

  • (C)physical education;

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