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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

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 a contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (DCHS). The MHSA calls for a transformed behavioral 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 behavioral health services system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults with severe mental illness, and resiliency for children and youth with serious emotional disorders and their families.

Please join us at the upcoming MHSA meeting.  This meeting will mark the first in a series of review processes required by MHSA regulations. This meeting is open to the public.

MHSA Stakeholder Leadership Committee Validation Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Valley Specialty Center, Room BQ160
751 S Bascom Ave,
San Jose, CA 95128
** Dinner will be provided **

Take the SurveyYour Voice Counts!
The MHSA Client and Consumer survey seeks to gather feedback from consumers and family members of consumers. Consumers include any individuals who receive services from doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, case managers, practitioners, or any professionals that provide mental health services.  The information you provide will help inform county leadership on priorities for MHSA programs and services. Thank you for your time.
English Survey Link: Click here
Download a paper survey here

繁體中文 Chinese Survey Link: Click here
Español Spanish Survey Link: Click here
Tagalog Survey Link: Click here
Tiếng Việt Vietnamese  Survey Link: Click here

2020 MHSA Planning Forum – January 21, 2020

Overview of MHSA
Prevention & Early Intervention  
                        - PEI Program Summaries
                        - SB1004

Prevention of Homelessness
Workforce Education & Training

Please use the links below to access FY19 MHSA Annual Plan Documents:

Behavioral Health Services Department presents the approved and adopted FY18 - FY20 MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan. The Plan, which includes the Reversion Plan, was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2018 at their general meeting.  Please use the following links to access the adopted Three-Year Plan.

FY 16-17 MHSA Annual Update Adopted
FY17 MHSA Annual Update Presentations

MHSA Innovation

Please send all comments/questions to:​​

Evelyn Castillo Tirumalai, MPH
Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Senior Manager​
Phone: 1 408-885-5785
Fax: (408) 885‐5789​


Last updated: 2/25/2020 11:32 AM