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BVCOSP is dedicated to suicide prevention in the Brazos Valley Council of Government Region of Texas consisting of the following seven counties: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, & Washington.

The Vision of BVOSP is a Suicide-Free Brazos Valley.

Our Core beliefs:

    1. Suicide may impact anyone; has recognizable warning signs; and is largely preventable through public awareness, education, strategic partnership, advocacy, intervention, & treatment.

    2. Doing the right things, in the right ways, for the right reasons.

    3. Passion – we are fueled by the desire to save lives and bring hope & healing to those affected by suicide.

    4. Integrity – our aim is to conduct business in a way that is honest, transparent, and ethical. We will govern the corporation in such a manner as to protect and distribute the assets for the purpose of advancing the corporations mission.

    5. Excellence – our aim is to provide services in an effective manner and when possible, to employee evidence-based and or theoretically sound practices.

    6. Strategic Partnership – our aim is to form partnership with individuals, businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations, faith-based organizations, governmental entities, and others in the pursuit of our mission.

    7. Good Stewardship – our aim is to be fiscally responsible and act as a good steward of the resources bequeathed to us.

    8. Dependability – our aim is to fulfill what we consent to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice.

    9. Compassion – our aim is to invest whatever is necessary and within our ability to help others struggling with, and or impacted by suicide.

    10. Responsibility – we are committed to knowing & doing what is expected of us. We will strive to be a problem-solver & innovator.

Our Mission is the elimination of suicide in Brazos Valley through influential activism & strategic partnership.

    1. Influential Activism involves providing awareness & education that focus attention on issues pertaining to suicide prevention.

    2. Advocacy initiatives involve lending support to policy, practice, initiative, & law that helps prevent suicide. 

    3. Education initiatives will involve presenting members of the Brazos Valley relevant information regarding suicide statistics, trends, causal & related variables, & related dynamics including, but not limited to; warning signs & symptoms of suicide ideation in children, teens, adults, and in special populations as well as how to talk to someone who may be suicidal. It also will involve instructing on how to recognize warning signs in self and others, and ways to effectively take preventative action as well as providing instruction on how to effectively talk about the dangers of suicide with peers, family members, teens, children, & others, and how to develop & maintain suicide prevention plans. Educational initiatives will additionally provide information on preventative measures, attitudes, behaviors, thought-processes, & activities as well as how, when, & where to seek professional mental health provider assistance.