Evaluating the California Mental Health Services Authority's Suicide Prevention Initiative

Evaluating the California Mental Health Services Authority's Suicide Prevention Initiative: Year 1 Findings

Rajeev Ramchand
Joie D. Acosta
Amariah Becker
Patricia A. Ebener
Lisa H. Jaycox
Karen Chan Osilla
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 18
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5vjx77
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    Evaluating the California Mental Health Services Authority's Suicide Prevention Initiative
    Book Description:

    California’s Mental Health Services Act of 2004 mandates the state and counties to develop mental health prevention and early intervention services and education. This document summarizes first-year findings from an ongoing evaluation of one element of that program, an initiative to prevent suicide.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8528-3
    Subjects: Psychology, History, Health Sciences

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  1. Evaluating the California Mental Health Services Authority’s Suicide Prevention Initiative Year 1 Findings
    (pp. 1-16)
    Rajeev Ramchand, Joie D. Acosta, Amariah Becker, Patricia A. Ebener, Lisa H. Jaycox and Karen Chan Osilla

    When California voters passed Proposition 63—the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)—in 2004, the state and counties were mandated to develop an approach to provide prevention and early intervention (PEI) services and education for Californians who experience mental illness and who access services in the state. In turn, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)—a coalition of California counties designed to provide economic and administrative support to mental health service delivery—formed the PEI Implementation Program, based on extensive recommendations from a large number of stakeholders statewide. The program aims to reduce adverse outcomes for Californians who experience...