Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health Suicide Prevention


What to Do in a Crisis?

If you or your loved one is experiencing a mental health emergency or is in a life threatening situation, call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) Officer.

What to Say When Calling 911:

  • I’m calling about a Mental Health Emergency and request a CIT Officer
  • My name is ­­­___________.
  • Describe in detail what is going on right now
  • Advise police if there is information on file with law enforcement about the person in crisis
  • Ask if it’s possible to arrive without lights or sirens

In a crisis, you can also contact the resources below.

Crisis Hotlines:

Warm Lines:

Find a Therapist/Support Group:

How to Support Someone

Know the Signs: Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some warning signs that they are thinking about suicide.

Find the Words: Some phrases are more difficult to say to a loved one, but none are more important when it comes to suicide prevention. Asking “are you okay?” or saying “I’ve noticed you haven’t been yourself lately” are a few ways to start the conversation.

Reach Out: You are not alone. There are many resources available to you. Please see the Additional Resources below.

Suicide Prevention Trainings (Free)

Question. Persuade. Refer. | 1 hour | Ages 13+ | English

Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Settings | 1 hour | Healthcare Providers and Staff | English

For registration and more information on additional trainings, contact Anjeanette Andrade at or 530-552-4005

Suicide Prevention Community Collaborative

For more information or to get involved in the Suicide Prevention Community Collaborative or other suicide prevention efforts, contact Anjeanette Andrade at or 530-552-4005.

Additional Resources

Click to view additional suicide prevention resources by region, population and topic.

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Phone: 530.552.4000
TTY: 530.538.6588
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202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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Danette York, M.P.H., Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer
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