Other Programs

Early Psychosis Intervention

CalMHSA acts as the technical and administrative liaison to aid counties in implementing an Early Psychosis Intervention Plus (EPI Plus) Program across Nevada, Mono, and Colusa counties. Working in collaboration with UC Davis Health, the program aims to expand the provision of high-quality, evidence-based early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention services in these counties’ rural and underserved communities. CalMHSA’s assistance includes:

  • Developing materials and facilitating meetings and trainings as necessary
  • Management and oversight
  • Providing Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission reporting guidance, and submitting reports to the commission on behalf of counties

Regional Suicide Prevention Hotlines

CalMHSA manages the contracts for providers in different parts of the state to operate 24/7 suicide prevention hotlines that serve multiple counties.

The Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline is operated by Kings View Behavioral Health and provides specialized support and outreach to seven contributing counties: Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare.

Suicide Prevention of Yolo County operates the Northern Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, supporting the counties of Butte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Nevada, Shasta, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Hotline services include:

  • Operating the hotline 24/7 with best practices for suicide crisis response
  • Maintaining American Association of Suicidology accreditation
  • Providing volunteer training and supervision
  • Conducting community outreach and maintaining hotline website
  • Quarterly and monthly call data reports