Suicide Prevention

Whether you or a loved one is struggling, you don't have to do so alone. We are here to help.

Alexander Jewish Family Service's Behavioral & Mental Health Services is leading the conversation about mental health and well-being in our community. We are among the many voices speaking openly about mental health, overcoming the stigma of seeking care for your family, friends or yourself. We strive to prevent deaths by suicide by offering evidence-based education and reducing stigma around mental health and seeking care. and supporting in a confidential and respectful manner. We implement only evidence-based programs to assure the highest quality care. To date, we have served hundreds of youth and adults with prevention and wellness programs, working towards a healthy and accepting community.

Don't wait. It's critical to get help today.

If you need immediate assistance, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

For non-emergencies, call or email to schedule an appointment with one of our JFS counselors. Contact us directly at, (713) 986-7825 or fill out the form below.

Did you know?
  • Since 1999, suicide rates have increased overall by about 35%.
  • A mental health training can empower you to help friends and family experiencing acute stress.

We Provide Help


Learn the signs.

We provide speakers to educate your employees or train at your school or organization on a wide range of mental health topics including self-care as a protective factor for suicide prevention; signs & symptoms of substance misuse, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation; support for grieving children, adolescents and adults; and faith and mental health.


We are here to help.

Our initiatives include suicide prevention & protocol trainings, extensive support group offerings, on-going individual, couple and family therapy and a weekly editorial "Be Well" column that addresses timely mental health topics.


Alexander JFS clinicians and staff are here for you in the event of a death by suicide, substance misuse or other accident.

We are available to meet with you or your family and friends from the moment a tragedy takes place and throughout the first year of grief and bereavement. We offer ongoing grief counseling as well as support groups. A special Jewish bereavement guide is available for families who have experienced such a loss.

Bright Stars

Annual Ceremony of Light and Remembrance

Honoring those who have passed to suicide, substance misuse or tragic death

By coming together and celebrating life, families can find peace and community around a tragic death. The Bright Stars Ceremony allows capturing and sharing stories of loved ones before death dimmed their Bright Star.

Mental Health First Aid

Our adult and youth trainings teach a five-step action plan to offer initial help to anyone showing signs of mental health distress, severe illness or mental health crisis and then connect them with the appropriate professional peer, social or self-help care.

Resources & News

A central location for you to be empowered with knowledge.

It's OK to ask for help.

Suicide is a serious matter. Don't wait. If you see something, say something.

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We need you to bring light, hope and help.

Volunteers who generously give their time, energy and experience are a vital part of how we are able to help our community. Whatever your skills or talent, Alexander JFS has a place for you.
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