988 and the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Beginning July 16, 2022 instead of dialing 911, emergency calls can be placed to 988 for urgent help in a time of mental health, substance use crisis, or even witnessing another person experiencing a behavioral health challenge.

Locally, staff with Buckelew Programs, based in Novato, operate the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will receive 988 calls, quickly evaluate the emergency, and utilize trained crisis counselors to provide an appropriate intervention. Urgent calls requiring an in-person mobile crisis response will be directed to clinical staff in the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) division.

Calling for Youth Art Submissions!

The 9 to 25 and Marin County Suicide Prevention Youth Action Team present...

This year's Youth Art and Film Showcase will be featured at the upcoming Marin County Youth Commission Youth Festival on May 6th to increase awareness and conversations around mental health and well-being within Marin through sharing youth art and perspective.

Digital art submissions on the website will be accepted through Wed, May 3rd. To be featured on the website showcase and at the event, students can create any type of art (e.g. poetry, video, drawings, music, photography, dance!) to one or more of the prompts about Hope, Justice and Connection. Visit the showcase website for more details.

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Interested in more events?

Visit our May Mental Health 2023 Events Page.


During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, North Marin Community Services mobilized to provide services to 8,400 people either on-site or virtually. Private/public partnerships, such as the critical partnership with the County of Marin, has ensured effective services throughout the county during the pandemic.

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