California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an Independent Administrative and Fiscal Governments Agency focused on the efficient delivery of California Mental Health Projects. Member counties jointly develop, fund, and implement mental health services, projects, and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels.
The Suicide Prevention (SP) Initiative
The Suicide Prevention (SP) Initiative uses a full range of strategies from Prevention to Early Intervention across the lifespan and across diverse backgrounds to prevent suicide.
Your Voice Counts
Your Voice Counts is a public forum with the purpose to engage Californians to have a voice in the development of statewide suicide prevention efforts. As a member, you will have an opportunity to check out announcements and provide input on campaign materials for statewide suicide prevention efforts. Your perspectives are unique and powerful, and your input will help ensure that we are developing a social marketing campaign that meets your needs, and the needs specific to California.
California Office of Suicide Prevention
The Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) was established in 2008 by the California Department of Mental Health (DMH). In 2008, DMH published the California Strategic Plan on Suicide Prevention. The California Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention provides recommendations of the Suicide Prevention Plan Advisory Committee to the California Department of Mental Health. Go to www.dmh.ca.gov/prop_63/MHSA/Prevention_and_Early_Intervention/docs/SuicidePreventionCommittee/FINAL_CalSPSP_V9.pdf to download a copy of this Plan.
Some of OSP’s primary activities include:
- Providing suicide prevention technical assistance to counties and local organizations
- Coordinating local, state and national level partners that expand suicide prevention networks in California
- Collecting, analyzing and disseminating suicide data and best practices for suicide prevention
For more information, go to http://www.dmh.ca.gov/PEIStatewideProjects/SuicidePrevention.html