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Media Advisory

Suicide Prevention Forum Scheduled Sept. 12 in San Ramon

Monday, August 26, 2019


Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services, a division of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), invites anyone interested in discussing local public mental health services for suicide prevention to participate in a community forum on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in San Ramon.

The forum offers an opportunity to express the needs of the community and meet with service providers to discuss current issues relevant to suicide prevention. These discussions help inform future use of local Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding.


Interested members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. Register at Eventbrite or, or contact our staff at 925-957-2617 or

The event will also be livestreamed at


9:30am-2:30pm Thursday, September 12th at San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon CA 94853.

Please arrive by 9:30am for registration. Event begins promptly at 10am.


Contra Costa County’s current MHSA budget provides more than $50 million in support of more than 80 mental health programs and services. Forum goals include identifying service needs, priorities and strategies to inform the county’s MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for fiscal years 2020-2023.

The forum will include an overview of the MHSA in Contra Costa County.

Visit the MHSA website to find the MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan Update and other helpful information about the MHSA in Contra Costa County.

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  • Karl Fischer,