State Suicide Prevention Network
BASCIA is the regional sponsor for the Statewide Suicide Prevention Network. Our region includes the nine county San Francisco Bay Area plus Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties in the south and Lake and Mendocino counties in the north. We are looking to include all who may come in contact with suicidal individuals--school counselors, community health organizations, physicians, and first responders. In addition, we want to include leaders from faith-based and ethnic communities, business, LGBTQ services, women’s and veterans' organizations.
To recieve information about future meetings and other activities, please: Click Here to register
This registration will enroll you in the our region’s section of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Network and provide you with:
- Information on our meetings and announcements
- Our occasional Newsletter
- Access to ongoing Network activities.
Our region includes the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterrey Bay Area and Lake and Mendocino Counties in the north.
The five BASCIA agencies, along with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services' Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles, The Effort in Sacramento, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County and Help, Inc. of Shasta County are leading the expansion of suicide prevention efforts in California, thanks to the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) (http://www.calmhsa.org).
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA operates services and education programs on a statewide, regional and local basis.
This consortium of California crisis centers organized regional suicide prevention task forces that collectively formed the California Suicide Prevention Network (CSPN). With representatives from colleges, school districts, community and faith-based groups, federal and municipal agencies, and medical centers, these task forces came up with concrete steps to reduce the risk of suicide locally and shared their best practices with others across the State and nation. The consortium also identified the State's gaps in services and populations that have been overlooked and under-served.