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The Commission works through partnerships to catalyze transformational changes across service systems so that everyone who needs mental health care has access to and receives effective and culturally competent care.

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We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s Criminal Justice Data Linkage Project has won a StateScoop 50 award in the State IT Innovation of the Year category.
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The Commission's recommendations to help mitigate the inevitable mental health-related aftermath of COVID-19 and its economic and social ramifications.
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To many among us, suicide seems like the shocking and inexplicable end we never saw coming for a family member, colleague, or friend. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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In November of 2019, the Commission released a strategic plan to reduce suicide and suicidal behavior in the Golden State. Now it’s time to put that plan into action.
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The California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission has produced a strategic plan to reduce suicide and suicidal behavior. Striving for Zero is based on the best available research and evidence, and earlier this month, the Commission approved funding for five initiatives to begin implementing the plan.
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