Mental Health Services Act

Behavioral Health Services

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.


WHAT'S NEW

Please click here to see the MHSA Events Calendar

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MHSA 30-Day Public Comment Period has Commenced! 

Dear MHSA Stakeholders and Community Partners:

The 30-Day Public Comment Period for the FY2023 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment and FY2024-2026 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan (Draft Plan) has commenced.

The public comment period is open from September 26 through October 26, 2022.

To view the FY23 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment and FY24-26 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan (Draft Plan), please click on the picture below:

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To enter your comments related to the Draft Plan, please use the corresponding links below and clearly state the page numbers you are referring to for each individual comment you provide:

The public is also invited to submit comments directly to [email protected].
If you need to access a paper copy of the Draft Plans or have difficulties reading it online, please email us at: [email protected].

My Voice Our  Change 2022 MHSA Community Survey Update:

survey postcard

 

The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department is excited to share the findings from our 2022 MHSA Survey and Community Conversations!

Click here to read the complete 2022 MHSA Community Program Planning Process Evaluation Report.

Dear Stakeholders and Community Partners

The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) invites you to participate in the community program planning (CPP) sessions for the MHSA FY 2024-2026 Three-Year Plan. The meetings will take place in-person at Social Services Agency Facility, 353 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110, 1st Floor Conference Room. A view-only and listen-only option is also available for individuals unable to attend in-person CPP meetings. Please click on the “Register Here” link for each CPP meeting to learn more!

Community Program Planning Meetings Location & Registration

MHSA Community Program Planning Process Kick-Off Retreat

  • Proposed Planning Process Timeline
  • Finance Update
  • Data Findings (community + consumers + executive summary level for systems of care)
  • Presentation

6/21 10:00am-1:00pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms
Register Here

View-Only and Listen-Only Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/91559103162
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Webinar ID: 915 5910 3162

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.
 

Recommendations for the Access & Unplanned Services System of Care Retreat: Presentation + Community Feedback

6/29 9:30am-12:30pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

View-Only and Listen-Only Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Webinar ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

Recommendations for the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care Retreat: Presentation + Community Feedback

7/6 9:30am-12:30pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

View-Only and Listen-Only Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Webinar ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

Recommendations for the Workforce, Education & Training Retreat: Presentation + Community Feedback

7/13 10am-12pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

View-Only and Listen-Only Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Webinar ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

Recommendations for the Adult/Older Adult System of Care Retreat (Part 1): Presentation + Community Feedback

7/20 9:30am-12:30pm

Virtual Meeting Only (No In-person Meeting)

View-Only and Listen-Only Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Webinar ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded.

Recommendations for the Adult/Older Adult System of Care Retreat (Part 2): Presentation + Community Feedback

7/22 9:30am-12:30pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

View-Only and Listen-Only Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Webinar ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

Continued Discussions of Recommendations

Based on Community Feedback for Children, Youth & Families and Access & Unplanned Services

Presentation + Community Feedback Round 2

8/3 9:30am-12:30pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Meeting ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

Continued Discussions of Recommendations

Based on Community Feedback for Adult and Older Adult Part 1 and 2

Presentation + Community Feedback Round 2

8/10 9:30am-12:30pm

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Meeting ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

MHSA Informational Session

8/24 9:30am-11:00am

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Meeting ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

MHSA FY 2024-2026 Informational Session prior to 30-day public posting

9/6 9:30am-11:00am

Social Services Agency
353 W Julian St. San Jose, CA 95110
1st Floor Conference Rooms

Register Here

Zoom Link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/98034158810
Phone: +1 669 219 2599 
Meeting ID: 980 3415 8810

Note: Meeting will not be recorded and meeting participation will be limited if joining virtually.

*Note: Additional planning meetings may be scheduled throughout the summer. Please stay connected to this page for the most current schedule information.

My Voice Our Change 2022 MHSA Community Survey Update:

survey postcard

Thank you for your interest in the County of Santa Clara Mental Health and Substance Use Services Survey, sponsored by the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department.

The 2022 MHSA Survey is now closed. Findings from the survey will be shared in the summer of 2022.

Please visit www.sccbhsd.org/mhsa for the latest updates or contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

Trusted Response Urgent Support Team (TRUST) Final Logo Voting:

TRUST Final Logo

Dear Community Partners,

The Trusted Response Urgent Support Team (TRUST), formerly known as the INN 15: Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program, has come a long way since the work began in the Fall of 2020.  We have had numerous conversations to discuss how the community views a new mobile crisis response program in Santa Clara County.  We invited the community to vote for the permanent program name and renamed the CMR program to the TRUST program.  We held a contest to give community artists an opportunity to design the program logo.  We  initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process inviting community-based partners to apply to deliver program services, with the aim to launch service delivery this year. 

The final step before the program launch is to decide the look of the TRUST program. Please join us on April 7, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm to view the final design concepts for the TRUST logo and cast your vote for how the final logo will look.  Please click here to register to attend this meeting.

2022 Community Conversations:

Share your voice and provide input to help inform future mental health and substance use services and priorities by participating in one of our upcoming virtual community conversations!

Community Conversations Meetings

Meeting Information

Re-entry Population

2/4   3:30pm - 5:00pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833Meeting Link

Filipino Community

2/7  12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer in: English // Tagalog

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Adult Spanish Speaking Community

2/8 12:30pm-2:00pm

Hosted by Gardner Health Services & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer in: English // Spanish

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Spanish Speaking Parent Community

2/8 6:30pm-8:00pm

Hosted by Rebekah Children’s Services & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer in English // Spanish

2. Zoom link: https://rcskids-org.zoom.us/j/87925190938
Meeting ID: 879 2519 0938

All Clients/Consumers 

2/12 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by NAMI & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Spanish Speaking Adult LGBTQ+

2/17  3:30pm-5:00pm

Hosted by Gardner Health Services & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer in English // Spanish

2. Zoom Link:  https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/95771415728
Meeting ID: 957 7141 5728
One tap mobile: +16692192599,,95771415728#
Phone number: 669-219-2599

Older Adult Population

2/17 3:30pm-5:00pm

Hosted by Social Services Agency & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

North County Community

2/24 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by Project Safety Net & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Refugee Community

3/1 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by AACI & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

TGI+ Folks

3/3 2:30pm-4:00pm

Hosted by LGBTQ Wellness & The Q Corner & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

LGBQAP2S+ Folks

3/4 2:00pm-3:30pm

Hosted by LGBTQ Wellness & The Q Corner & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Vietnamese Speaking Community

3/4 4:30-6:00pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer in: English // Vietnamese

2. Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Youth Ages 16-25

3/8 6:00pm-7:30pm

Hosted by Bill Wilson Center & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958

Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#

Phone number: 669-900-6833

Chinese Speaking Community

3/10 6:00pm-7:30pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer: English // Chinese

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

African Immigrant Community

3/11 7:00pm-8:30pm

Hosted by Cultural Community Wellness Program (CCWP) African Immigrant Team & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Community Conversation with Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Otto Lee

3/18 4:00pm-5:30pm

Hosted by Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

County and CBO Clinicians and Direct Line Staff supporting Children, Youth, and Families

3/22 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Spanish Speaking Community

3/23 6:00pm-7:30pm

Hosted by AACI & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer: English || Español

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

African & African Ancestry Community

3/25 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by UJima & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

County and CBO Clinicians and Direct Line Staff supporting Access and Unplanned Services

Including Suicide & Crisis Service/Hotline, and Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Services

3/28 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Dependency Wellness Court Participants

3/28 3:30pm-5:00pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Native American Community

3/28 6:30pm-8:00pm

Hosted by Cultural Community Wellness Program (CCWP) Native American Team & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

County and CBO Clinicians and Direct Line Staff supporting Adult and Older Adult

3/30 12:00pm-1:30pm

Hosted by BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

MHSA and Youth Age 16-25

3/30 5:00pm-7:00pm

Hosted by AllCove & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Native American Community

3/30 7:00pm-8:00pm

Hosted by Cultural Community Wellness Program (CCWP) Native American Team & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link:: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

English Speaking Parent Group

3/31 6:00pm-7:30pm

Hosted by Parents Helping Parents & BHSD

1. Meeting Flyer

2. Zoom link:: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83594887958
Meeting ID: 835 9488 7958
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,83594887958#
Phone number: 669-900-6833

Adopted FY2022 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment and FY2023 MHSA Annual Update Plan:

Thank you to everyone who has participated and continues to support the MHSA Community Program Planning Process. Please use the following link to access the FY2022 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment Plan and FY23 MHSA Annual Plan Update adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 14, 2021: FY2022 MHSA Mid-Year Adjustment & FY2023 MHSA Annual Plan Update ADOPTED 12/14/2021

Please send all MHSA  related comments/questions to:​​
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sccbhsd.org/mhsa

 

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