Source: Sacramento, CA: Office of Suicide Prevention, Department of Mental Health. 7p. SIEC No: 20090083

This document provides an executive summary of the California strategic plan for suicide prevention. Epidemiology, risk factors, the availability of means, & the economic costs of suicide attempts & deaths are all briefly discussed. Strategies for prevention are outlined & the four strategic directions guiding the plan are described, including recommended actions at local & state levels.