RAND Study: California Suicide Prevention Programs Are Saving Lives

According to new RAND Corporation research, Prop. 63 suicide prevention programs have a broad reach in California and are saving lives. The independent study shows that due to statewide suicide prevention efforts by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), Californian adults are more confident when intervening if someone is at risk for suicide.

The study projects that for each year the suicide prevention program is operated, at least 140 deaths and 3,600 suicide attempts could be prevented in the long-term. The study also reports that for every $1 California invests in suicide prevention efforts, state residents will receive $1000 in economic benefits such as increased earning and reduced emergency care spending.

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