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Kings and Tulare SPTF

By Beverly Raine - November 5, 2014 1:27:03 pm

This is a true partnership between Kings And Tulare Counties. We have a very active Board with 21 voting members representing both counties. The mission of the SPTF is to reduce the rate of completed and attempted suicides in Tulare and Kings County. The SPTF serves as a multi-disciplinary and community based advisory committee to the Health Branch of the Tulare County Helath and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the Kings County Behavioral Health (KCBH) in relation to California Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). We vision a community without suicide and plan to accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention, with targeted programs addressing population specific needs. Communities need prevention services to promote health and address problems long before the become acute, to effectively reduce suicides and suicidal behavior.  For more information, please go to