State Suicide Prevention Network


Special meeting -

Northern California Suicide Prevention Summit

Emerging Best Practices in Suicide Prevention

BASCIA is sponsor for this Northern California Summit with our partner agencies:

  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center
  • North Bay Suicide Prevention Project
  • Santa Clara County Suicide Prevention
  • San Francisco Suicide Prevention
  • StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Program—San Mateo
  • Suicide Prevention Service/Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
  • Help, Inc.—Redding
  • WellSpace Health—Sacramento

This Summit will feature presentation of six new suicide prevention programs developed by our statewide partners over the last several years. These are:

  • Suicide Prevention and Firearms Safety
  • Older Adults Depression Screening
  • Survivor Outreach Team
  • Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement
  • Community Gatekeeper for LGBT Older Adults
  • Support Groups for Attempt Survivors

Each of these programs will be presented in a workshop setting and participants will have the opportunity to register for up to three of the presentations.

And will be held:

October 24, 2014
Samuel Merritt University
Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Ave
Oakland CA 94609

Click Here for registration and information.

To Attend — please preregister. This registration will also enroll you in the our section of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Network and provide you with:

  • Information on our subsequent meetings and announcements
  • Our occasional Newsletter
  • Access to ongoing Network activities

Click Here to register.

NOTE: If you registered for a previous BASCIA meeting online, you can simply log in with your user name and password. Click Here to log on.


Our Region
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) (

CalMHSA Prop 63 logoThe 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.

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