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If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). (Not DHCS)

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce esta en una crisis por favor llame a la Red para la Prevención del Suicidio al 1-888-628-9454.  (Not DHCS)

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About the Suicide Prevention Program

The Office of Suicide Prevention was established in 2008 by the former California Department of Mental Health (DMH).  It is now the Department of Health Care Services-Suicide Prevention Program (SPP). In 2008, DMH published the California Strategic Plan on Suicide Prevention.

Some of SPP's primary activities include:

  • Providing suicide prevention technical assistance to counties and local organizations
  • Coordinating local, state and national level partners that expand suicide prevention networks in California
  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating suicide data and best practices for suicide prevention  

For More Information

For more information on SPP, please refer to the Suicide Prevention Program Fact Sheet.


For further questions, please refer to the Suicide Prevention Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which is updated with new information. You may also contact SPP staff at  

For local residents seeking assistance in a crisis and to access local mental health programs please refer to the Local County Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Numbers (Not DHCS)

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Last modified on: 4/9/2018 3:31 PM