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Mental Health Services Act

Published on: 9/5/2014 2:03 PM
In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).The MHSA provides for a 1% tax on taxable personal income over $1 million MHSA tax revenues will be distributed to California counties through contract with the State Department of Mental Health (DMH). The MHSA calls for a transformed mental health system where access is easier, services are more effective, out-of-home and institutional care are reduced, and stigma toward those with severe mental illness or serious emotional disturbance no longer exists. Through the provisions of the MHSA, California counties worked with stakeholders to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, culturally competent mental health services system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults with server mental illness, and resiliency for children and youth with serious emotional disorders and their families.
What's New:
The Santa Clara County Mental Health Department has commenced the 30-day public review/comment period of the County’s Draft MHSA FY15-17 Three Year Program and Expenditure plan. The public review/comment period of the Draft Plan is from July 30, 2014 to August 29, 2014. Please review the plan and provide your comment by utilizing the comment form below:
AUGUST 2014 Update
The next MHSA Stakeholder Leadership Committee (SLC) meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112, Building #2, First Floor Auditorium. Please click here for more meeting information and to also access meeting materials from the MHSA SLC July 29, 2014 meeting. Thank you.
The Mental Health Board (MHB) Public Hearing of the County’s Draft MHSA FY15-17 Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan will be on Monday, September 8, 2014. Meeting time and location is noted below. Please click here for the agenda. We hope to see you there. Thank you.
MHB MHSA Public Hearing
September 8, 2014
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
1075 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA
2nd Floor, Training Room #3
Please send all comments/questions to, or by fax at: (408) 885‐5789. Thank you.