Teen Suicide Prevention


Family Support Services of Amarillo

Counseling Services | Family Support Services Of Amarillo

Movement Against Status Quo (M.A.S.Q.)
In the Fall of 2016, the small town of Canyon, TEXAS was hit with a cluster of teen suicides that rocked our whole community. What was left in its wake was a community of teens and adults, struggling and grieving as they desperately tried to get in front of the issue and prevent further loss of life. We knew at FSS that we wanted to make a difference in Canyon and Amarillo. But we had no idea how to do that. So, we did what any grown adult should do… we ASKED THE TEENS THEMSELVES!

Little did I know, the idea that formed would not only inspire us to take action against teen suicide but empower our whole community of teens against it as well.

The resulting program is called MASQ, Movement Against Status Quo, and it was a 100% teen-led suicide prevention initiative. It’s #1 goal? Stop teen suicide here in Amarillo and Canyon, and give teens the support they deserve. It has 2 main parts: social advocacy and empowerment and education.

Contact FSS

Office phone: 806-342-2500

24-Hour Bilingual Crisis Hotline phone number: 806-374-5433

Toll Free 24-Hour Crisis Hotline phone number:  844-363-3452 

We are located at 1001 S. Polk, Amarillo Texas , 79101

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline

Individuals needing assistance who are deaf or hearing impaired may contact us with the assistance of Relay Texas. Dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-RELAYTX (1-800-735-2989) for assistance in communicating with our Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline has an Advocate available 24 hours, 7 days per week.