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Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division


If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling 9 8 8 or texting HOME to 7 4 1 7 4 1 at the Crisis Text Line​​​​These lifelines are free and confidential. You'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area. Learn More​.

Youth Suicide Deaths​

​​Welcome to the California youth suicide deaths dashboard based on state-level data for 2010–2021. Here you can see data at a glance, obtain more details for indicator subcategories, as well as download data for your own analyses.

Dashboard Instructions (PDF)  |  About the Data (PDF)  | Download Data (CSV)​​

Program Activities

The department is staffed by a multidiscip​​​​linary team of experts focused on an array of efforts to monitor and improve the health and well-being of California's youth.


​Suicide Prevention: Striving​ for Zero

California’s Strategic Plan for Suicide prevention

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CA Striving for Zero Plan 2020 
CA Striving for Zero Plan 2020​​​​
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