Striving For Zero
Source: Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, Family Members, LGBTQIA+ People, Peers, People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People who have experienced Trauma, Seniors, Older Adults, Veterans, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention
The MHSOAC was directed by the CA State Legislature to develop a new suicide prevention plan for the state. The Commission began its effort in early 2018 by reviewing California’s previous strategic plan. Developed in 2008, the plan made numerous noteworthy recommendations, many of which were not fully implemented. Under the leadership of a subcommittee chaired by Commissioner Tina Wooton, the Commission engaged national and local experts; reviewed research; conducted site visits; and convened public hearings and forums across the state, where community members, policy leaders, and those with lived experience provided guidance and insight.