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Contra Costa Suicide Prevention Committee

The Contra Costa Suicide Prevention Committee is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency collaborative that oversees implementation of the county's Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan.

The committee's goals are to raise community awareness about suicide and its causes, to decrease stigma around suicide and mental health, and support the development of resources that will help reduce suicide rates in Contra Costa County.

If you are experiencing a mental or emotional crisis or having thoughts of suicide, call 211 or text HOPE to 20121 any time of day or night.

The Contra Costa Suicide Prevention Committee is not for crisis intervention.


  • Strategies

    • Create a countywide system of suicide prevention
    • Increase interagency coordination and collaboration
    • Implement education and training opportunities to prevent suicide
    • Implement evidenced based practices to prevent suicide
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the county's suicide prevention efforts

  • Meetings

    The committee meets monthly, usually on the fourth Friday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m., and encourages public participation. Meetings are co-chaired by representatives from the Contra Costa Crisis Center and Behavioral Health Services' Mental Health Services Act program.

    January 25, 2019 Agenda  
    December 7, 2018 Agenda  
    October 26, 2018 Agenda Survivor Day Flyer
    September 28, 2018 Agenda  
    August 24, 2018 Agenda  

  • Resources

For more information about meetings, contact:

Tom Tamura, LMFT, Committee

Jennifer Bruggeman, LMFT, Committee Co-Chair