Second 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 second draft of the plan. Substantive changes are highlighted throughout to ease review. This is a draft. The final version of the plan will be formatted and copy edited.


The draft can be accessed here:


The Commission’s Suicide Prevention Subcommittee is holding a series of meetings across the state to consider revisions to the draft plan. The first meeting was held on July 16, 2019 in Los Angeles. Thank you again to the staff and leadership at Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center for hosting! Below is the remaining meeting schedule. Meeting dates and locations are subject to change as directed by the Suicide Prevention Subcommittee.

  • 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, CA 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 second subcommittee meeting can be found here:


Written comment can be submitted to Miriam Silliman at Comment submitted after August 13, 2019 will be considered during the August 28, 2019 meeting.


Please let us know by August 13, 2019 if you are able to attend the second 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