County of Marin Health and Human Services

Suicide Prevention

Marin County Suicide Prevention Action Plan


On May 2, 2019, BHRS hosted a Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning community event to share the findings of the needs assessment and kick off the strategic planning phase. We will be conducting strategic planning meetings in June and July with stakeholders from the schools, veterans community, transitional aged youth, local hospitals and emergency services, department of education, LGBTQ+ services, and many other. We anticipate that the strategic plan will be finalized in the fall.

We invite your ideas and suggestions on the strategic plan from now through June 2nd. Please enter comments here:

To download a copy of the powerpoint that was presented at the community meeting sharing the results of the needs assessment, please click here:

Thank you for sharing your voice and helping us to better serve the residents of Marin County!

Please check back for more updates and opportunities to engage in the Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan. This effort is being lead by the County of Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services division in partnership with the Departments of Public Health and Education. This suicide prevention community action planning effort is funded through Mental Health Services Act (MHSA/Prop 63) Prevention and Early Intervention funding. 

This September the Marin County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September 2018 as Suicide Prevention Month. To read the whole proclamation, click here: suicide_prevention_month_2018_proclamation.pdf

Marin County Board of Supervisors Resolution proclaiming Suicide Prevention Month.

Recent Activities:

In support of Suicide Prevention Month in September 2018, Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), with funding from the Mental Health Services Act, hosted several events and activities in partnership with school districts and Community-Based Organizations. Here are a few of the activities that took place:

  • Talk Saves Lives presentation in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health First Aid Training for teachers and administrators in Novato Unified School District
  • Request for Proposal for Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning Consultant was awarded to Resource Development Associate

AB 2246 Training:  Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention workshop for school districts:

On November 9th, 2018, BHRS, through MHSA funds, collaborated with Marin County Office of Ed and Each Mind Matters to host a workshop designed to familiarize attendees with the requirements for suicide prevention policies established by AB 2246 and introduce key principles of comprehensive school-based suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.  The workshop was very well attended and received. 

Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.