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“Hope is a waking dream.” ~Aristotle
The passage of Proposition 63, now known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in November 2004, provides the first opportunity in many years to provide increased funding, personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults and families. The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.
We are thrilled to have you as a visitor, and hope you will want to become involved in MHSA planning processes as they occur. For information regarding the contents of the site or to learn more about how to become involved in planning processes, email MHSA@smcgov.org.
What is the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63)?
November 6th - Community Input Forum:
To Improve Our Response to People In Crisis
San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is seeking your input on a grant proposal to expand the number of mental health personnel available to provide crisis support services that include crisis triage, targeted case management, and linkage to services for individuals with mental illness or emotional disorders who require a crisis intervention.
Mental Heath and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission Meeting
Community Input Forum
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
225 W. 37th Avenue, Room 100, San Mateo, CA 94403
(download a forum flyer)
Senate Bill (SB) 82, known as the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013, provides California an opportunity to use Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) dollars to expand crisis services statewide to improve life outcomes for the persons served and system outcomes for mental health and its community partners.
The Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013 is intended to increase California's capacity for client assistance and services in crisis intervention including the availability of crisis triage personnel, crisis stabilization, crisis residential treatment, rehabilitative mental health services, and mobile crisis support teams.
Learn more about the grant, administered by the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission.
You may also submit your input in writing by November 30, 2013:
By email to: MHSA@smcgov.org
By mail to: MHSA Coordinator, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division, San Mateo County Health System, 225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403.
For questions about the Community Input Forum, please call (650) 573-2541.
Mental Health Services Act Components
MHSA Plan and Annual Updates
Community Services & Supports
Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI)
Current Approved Plan
Capital Facilities & Information Technology
Capital Facilities - none at this time
Workforce Education & Training
Current Approved Plan
MHSA Steering Committee
For any comments or questions, contact:
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division, San Mateo County Health System
225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403