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September 2024

Upcoming Events!

This September Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month is upcoming with a series of in-person and virtual events, including a regional summit, the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative meeting, suicide prevention trainings, and more! Please visit in August for more details.

June 5, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 pm. A Holistic Approach to LGBTQ Allyship for Suicide Prevention. Presented by Tash Colin.

June 25 at College of Marin 5:00-8:30 pm. A special PRIDE event to address the mental health and substance use needs of the LGBTQ+ community in Marin. Join us! BHRS & College of Marin Pride Registration June 2024 (

 Join us for over 10 events and "get your green on!" See more and register at  our May Mental Health Month event page!

  • Wednesday April 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Working Together to Prevent Overdose. Join OD Free Marin for our annual community forum.  Register here.


  • Tuesday April 16 from 9:00 am to Noon. Marin County BHRS presentation to the Board of Supervisor's. Join us to learn more about BHRS accomplishments, what's on the horizon, May Mental Health Month, and the soon to launch 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Visit here for more information.


  • Friday April 19 from Noon to 1 pm. Suicide Prevention and Older Adults, Virtual. Audience: caregivers, family members, and health care and mental health providers, staff of older adult agencies, case managers. Depression and thoughts of suicide are not a necessary or normal part of aging. There is help! Join us as we discuss ways we can support and re-connect loved ones and clients to hope and even joy. Register here.


  • Saturday April 20 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Mental Health First Aid. (Adults). Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help,  Register here.


  • Saturday April 20 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Mental Health First Aid. In Spanish. Location. West Marin Multi Services Center. 1 6th St., Point Reyes Station. Register here.


  • Tuesday January 9, 2024 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Talk Saves Lives. Register here. 
  • Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative meeting. Location: Multicultural Center of Marin, 709 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. Register here.
  • Thursday January 11, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Men and Boys Action Team virtual meeting.  Contact:
  • Wednesday January 10 and January 17, 2024 from 3:30-5:00 pm. Distress and Healing in Adolescence with Dr. Aran Watson. Spanish. Register for Zoom here.
  • Thursday January 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Navigating Youth Substance Use featuring New York Times Best Selling Author David Sheff. Spanish. Register for in-person at the MCOE office here. Register for Zoom here.
  • Sábado 20 de Enero de 2024 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental para
  • Jóvenes en Español.  Tendremos almuerzo gratis. Canal Alliance, 86 Larkspur St, San Rafael. Para más información contacte a: Korey Ramirez al 415-404-6600. Inscríbase aquí.
  • January 24: K-3rd grade; January 31: 4th-6th grade; and February 7: 7th-8th grade. All events are from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Is screen time causing a daily struggle in your home? Spanish. For parents and caregivers with Jill Boeri, MS, LMFT. Register for Zoom here.
  • Save the Date: January 25, 2024 & January 30, 2024 for upcoming events supporting LGBTQ+ youth and families. Register here.

  • Tuesday December 5 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm. Mental Health First Aid for Adults (English). Location: Point Reyes Presbyterian Church 11445 CA-1, Point Reyes Station. Register here.
  • December 6 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative Meeting. Striving for Zero Suicide: Reducing Access to Lethal Means. Virtual. Register here.
  • 9 de Deciembre de 2023 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental para Adultos en Español Sábado. Tendremos almuerzo gratis. North Marin Community Services, 680 Wilson Ave. Novato, CA. Para más información contacte a: Maria Jaramillo-Botero al 415-209-5142. Inscríbase aquí.

  • October 4 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Be Sensitive, Be Brave. A Culturally-Informed Suicide Prevention Virtual Training.  Space limited.  Register here.
  • October 7 from 9:00 am-Noon.  NAMI Walks Marin2023 at McInnis Park. Learn more: 
  • October 10 from 6:00-7:00 pm. More Than Sad for Parents. Virtual.  Register here.
  • October 12 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Talk Saves Lives in the Workplace.  Virtual.  Register here.
  • November 1 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative Meeting. Tending to Grief, Growing with Hope, and International Survivor’s of Suicide Loss Day. Virtual. Register here.
  • November 7 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Storytelling Series: Abby Laporte. Virtual.  Register here.
  • November 8 from 6:00-7:30 pmWhy is there a Teen Mental Health Crisis in Marin? In person register here or virtual here.
  • November 14 from 6:00-7:00 pm. More Than Sad for Parents. Virtual. Register here.
  • November 18 from 11:00-2:00 pm. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Location: Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael. Register here.
  • November 30 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Men and Boys Action Team. Virtual. Join here or contact:

Marin’s Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention and Annual Reports

Marin County Board of Supervisors approved the County's first Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan in February 2020. This seven-strategy plan is our call to action to reduce deaths by suicide and suicide attempts in our community. At the heart of this plan is the knowledge that preventing suicide is achievable. Together, we are challenging our long held beliefs and perceptions about suicide and creating a new way to work across agencies and institutions to prevent suicide.  To learn more about the work we've accomplished in our first year, please read the newly released Annual Report: 2022-23.

Suicide Incidence and Rate Dashboard

Marin County HHS recently released a  suicide prevention data dashboard for public access. Viewing the dashboard will allow a greater understanding of those disproportionately impacted by suicide. Talking about suicide will not case someone to take their life. Creating conversation informed by  current data and demographics can help inform community planning, action and awareness.

In addition, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)  dashboard displays publicly available data, which can be broken down by demographic factors and methods used in a suicide, such as firearm.


From Compassion to Action: A Community Guide to Suicide Prevention and Support in Marin County

The Guide "From Compassion to Action: A Community Guide to Suicide Prevention and Support" is a one of it's kind resource to create awareness and action (available in English and Spanish). This Guide provides foundation information, strategies to talk with someone in distress, and thoughts on how to best support attempt survivors and those bereaved by suicide.  This  Guide can be used for Conversation Circles as implemented during September Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month in 2022.