First Draft Suicide Prevention Plan

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission was directed by the Legislature to draft a new statewide strategic suicide prevention plan.

The Commission is requesting public input on the first draft, specifically the Strategic Aims, Goals, and Action section of the plan. This is a draft. The final version of the plan will be formatted and copy edited.

The Commission’s Suicide Prevention Subcommittee will be holding a series of meetings across the state to consider revisions to the draft plan. Below is the meeting schedule. Meeting dates and locations are subject to change as directed by the Suicide Prevention Subcommittee.

  • The first meeting of the subcommittee will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center located at 10277 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067. A tour of the Center will be held at 9:30 am.
  • The second meeting of the subcommittee will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, California 95501.
  • The third meeting of the subcommittee will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 time TBD at the MHSOAC, 1325 J Street, Suite 1700, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The meeting agenda for the first subcommittee meeting will be released on or before July 5, 2019.

Written comment can be submitted to Miriam Silliman at Comment submitted after July 12, 2019 will be considered during the August 15, 2019 meeting.

Please let us know by July 12, 2019 if you are able to attend the first meeting in person or by phone/web-conference by filling out the RSVP form using this link:

Please direct all questions about the meetings to Miriam Silliman at