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Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission Releases New Dashboard

For behavioral health directors

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The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission has released a new Suicide Incidence and Rate Dashboard, an addition to the Transparency Suite.

This dashboard allows anyone to explore data about suicide from the California Department of Public Health, broken down by demographic factors, location, and methods. Suicide data are presented in both incidence and rate.

In 2019, the commission published Striving For Zero, California’s suicide prevention plan, and has worked on implementation since then. Suicide prevention is part of the commission’s core focus as dictated by the Mental Health Services Act. This dashboard is part of that work; presenting clear data on suicide for researchers, policymakers, and the public to access is just one of the actions recommended in California’s suicide prevention plan.

The Transparency Suite is a commission initiative to connect the public, researchers, and decision-makers to data related to California’s mental health care system.