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

Dear MHSA Stakeholders and Community Partners:

The 30-Day Public Comment Period for the FY2022 MHSA Plan Update (Draft Plan) has commenced. The public comment period is open from April 19, 2021 through May 18, 2021.

Please use the following link to access the plan: FY2022 MHSA Annual Plan Update (Draft Plan)
If you need to access a paper copy of the Draft Plan or have difficulties reading it online, please email us at: [email protected] or call the MHSA Coordinator at (408) 401-6117.

To enter your comments related to the Draft Plan, please use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FY22_30daypublicposting
The public is also invited to submit comments directly to [email protected] or by calling the MHSA Coordinator at (408) 401-6117.

Dear Stakeholder Leadership Committee and Community Partners:

The Behavioral Health Board (BHB) Public Hearing  for the new MHSA Innovation (INN) project-15: Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program, scheduled on April 5, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm. has been CANCELED due to lack of quorum.  This site will be updated with a new date/time once finalized.

 DRAFT Plan - MHSA INN-15 CMR Program: In the Fall of 2020, the County, stakeholders, and community partners began planning for a new MHSA Innovation (INN) project, INN#15, the Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program. To further develop and refine plans for this new INN program, from December 2020 – January 2021, BHSD, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Contractors’ Association of Santa Clara County (BHCA), hosted a series of community planning input sessions, open to the public to obtain feedback from the community on the development of this new project. In February 2021, BHSD convened a workgroup with participation from MHSA Stakeholder Leadership Committee (SLC) members and BHCA members to help finalize the new draft. The draft of the INN-15 CMR program will be available for public review and comment for 30-days: February 12, 2021 – March 14, 2021. We invite you to review the draft of the INN-15 CMR program plan document posted here:  Click Here for the Project Draft

After reviewing and if you would like to provide feedback, please complete this survey to share your comments: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/INN15_30daypublicposting

Dear Stakeholder Leadership Committee and Community Partners: 

The 30-day public posting of the Draft Plan of the new MHSA Innovation (INN) project-15: Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program, will conclude on March 14, 2021.
Below are upcoming key dates and meeting information for the new MHSA INN Project-15 CMR Project:

  • Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (via Zoom): Hold MHSA SLC Meeting to provide an overview of the CMR plan, share comments received by BHSD during the 30-day public review of the Draft Plan, and any updates to the Draft plan. 

MHSA INN project-15: CMR program   ​

​​Zoom Meeting Details

MHSA SLC Meeting

Monday, March 15, 2021

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

​Join Zoom: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/93642585656?pwd=VXljdmlWbTIrbmVNcGQzNk9uM1JOUT09    

Meeting ID: 936 4258 5656
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MHSA SLC Meeting

Tuesday, March 23, 2021   

10:00AM – 12:00 PM​

​Join Zoom Meeting: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/94756036511?pwd=b2UwTmZHYmJYdmxZUVpCWmM5alYvQT09

 Meeting ID: 947 5603 6511
Passcode: 521506
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MHSA SLC Meeting

Thursday, March 25, 2021

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

​Join Zoom Meeting: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/92877339033?pwd=bUI1TWpEL0RWYkRJemxCeHplb1Eydz09

 Meeting ID: 928 7733 9033
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Find your local number: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/u/abY0JZWdoK

The next Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Program Planning Process is to commence this month.  The activities during this planning process will focus on the FY2022 MHSA Annual Plan Update (period from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). Please mark your calendars and join us for the Kick Off event on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 8:00am. Initial planning meetings in February/March are also listed below. Please invite the clients/consumers and family members of consumers in your networks. Meeting details, agendas and meeting presentations will be posted as they become available in the grid below. All meetings are open to the public.  Meetings will be recorded and available for viewing within 5 business days of meeting occurrence.

Calendar of Events*

  • ​Behavioral Health Board Public Hearing Target Date: May 10, 2021
  • Board of Supervisors Target Date: June 8, 2021.  

Meet​ing Date/Purpose

​​Zoom Meeting Details

​​​MHSA-SLC Planning Kick Off
Monday, January 25, 2021
8:00AM – 10:00AM

  • CPPP Timeline

  • Community Needs Assessment Activities

  • MHSA Finance Update

  • Update on Current Programming (e.g. mid-year adjustment, etc)

  • Q&A

Use the following links to access meeting materials:

1. Meeting Material

2. Meeting Recording

Meeting of INN Subcommittee
Friday, January 29, 2021
2:00PM – 3:00PM

  • Innovation (INN) Projects Timeline

  • Update on existing INN Projects, Highlights

  • INN Idea Selection Process/New Project Development

  • Q&A

Use the following links to access meeting materials:

1. Meeting Material

2. Meeting Recording

MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #1
Thursday, February 11, 2021
3:00PM – 5:00PM

  • Review of Programs and Services

  • Program Highlights by BHSD Division

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Q&A

    Use the following links to access meeting materials:

    1. MHSA SLC Discussion Session #1

    2. Children Youth and Families System of Care Program Packet

    3. Meeting Recording

    MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #2
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    3:30PM - 5:30PM

    • Review of Programs and Services

    • Program Highlights by BHSD Division

    • Breakout Sessions

    • Q&A

      Use the following links to access meeting materials:

      1. MHSA SLC Discussion Session #2

      2. Adult/Older Adult and Client/Consumers Program Packet​

      3. Meeting Recording

      MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #3
      Friday, February 19, 2021
      3:00PM – 5:00PM

      • Review of Programs and Services

      • Program Highlights by BHSD Division

      • Breakout Sessions

      • Q&A

       

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Discussion Session #3

        2. Criminal Justice System, Housing, LGBTQ, Suicide Prevention/Suicide & Crisis Services, WET Program Packet           

         3. Meeting Recording​ (partial recording due to technical difficulties) 

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #4
        Monday, March 1, 2021
        12:30PM- 2:30PM

        • MHSA Finance Review

        • Breakout Rooms to continue through   March 5

        • Discussions & ​Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Meeting Materials

        2. Meeting Recording​

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #5
        Thursday, March 4, 2021
        4:00PM- 5:00PM

        • Breakout Rooms to continue through March 5: First Round of Discussions on Program Priorities

        • Q&A 

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Finance Meeting

        2. Meeting Recording

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #6
        Friday, March 5, 2021
        3:00PM- 5:00PM

        • Breakout Sessions​

        • Summary of Recommendations

        • ​Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Meeting Materials

        2. Meeting Recording​

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #7
        Friday, March 12, 2021
        2:00PM- 4:00PM

        • Adult/Older Adult Programs’ Presentation

        • ​Discussion & Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

         1. MHSA SLC Meeting Presentation​

         2. Meeting Recording

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #8
        Thursday, March 25, 2021
        1:00PM- 2:00PM

        • Access/Unplanned Services Division Programs’ Presentation

        • Discussion & Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Meeting Presentation

        2.  Meeting Recording

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #9
        Monday, April 5, 2021
        2:00PM- 3:30pm

        • Departmental Update on MHSA

        • Next steps in the Community Program Planning Process

        • Discussion & Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Meeting Presentation

        2.  Meeting Recording

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #10
        Thursday, April 15, 2021
        3:00PM- 4:00PM

        • FY2022 Draft Plan Update Informational Session

        • ​Discussion & Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Meeting Presentation

        2.  Meeting Recording

        MHSA SLC Planning Meeting #11
        Thursday, May 6, 2021
        11:00AM – 12:00PM

        • FY2022 Draft Plan Update Informational Session

        • Discussion & Q&A

        Use the following links to access meeting materials:

        1. MHSA SLC Meeting Presentation

        2. Meeting Recording

           

        *Subject to change as additional meetings may be added during the planning process. 

         


        December 2020

        We Want to Hear From You about the County’s new Community Mobile Response (CMR) program currently being developed by the County, stakeholders, and community partners​​. ​

        The​ new CMR program will expand the County’s mobile crisis response to individuals and families by adopting a community model that uses mental health peer support workers, people with lived experience, social workers/clinicians, and emergency medical support. To date, innovative ideas proposed for this project include a family involvement component, a prevention-focused program easily accessible through a trusted community phone line, and designing/creating trauma-informed mobile response vehicles for the program. We want to hear your ideas as we develop this program further! 

        Please join us and participate in our community planning input sessions regarding the County’s new Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program, a new MHSA Innovation (INN) project. The planning input sessions are being conducted in partnership and collaboration with the Behavioral Health Contractors’ Association of Santa Clara County (BHCA). The aim of the planning sessions is to gather input and ideas from clients/consumers, family members of clients/consumers, stakeholders, community members, and the public to develop the CMR program further.s for these upcoming events:

        • Saturday, ​December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM, ​hosted by NAMI of Santa Clara County and facilitated by BHCA ​(Click Here for Flyer)  
        • Tuesday, December 15th at 5:30 PM, hosted and facilitated by the Black Leadership Kitchen of Silicon Valley (Click Here for Flyer)
        • Wednesday, ​December 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM, ​hosted and facilitated by BHCA (

          Click Here for Flyer)

        • Thursday, December 17th at 5:00 PM, hosted by Project Safety Net (PSN) and facilitated by BHCA (Click Here for Flyer)       
        • Tuesday, December 29th at 6:30 PM session with our Vietnamese CommunityHosted and facilitated by the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) (Click Here for Flyer-English) (Vietnamese Flyer) 
        • Tuesday, January 5th at 6:30 PM session with our Chinese Community Hosted and facilitated by BHSD (Click Here for Flyer)
        • Wednesday, January 6th at 5:30 PM session with Silicon Valley De-Bug Hosted and facilitated by Silicon Valley De-Bug (Click here for Flyer) 
        • Thursday, January 7th at 5:30 PM session with our Filipino Community Hosted and facilitated by BHSD (Click Here for Flyer​)​
        • Tuesday, January 12th, 5:00 PM Session with Our Transitional Aged Youth, 18 – 25 Years of Age,  hosted by BHSD and facilitated by Ana Lilia Soto, Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing (Click here for Flyer)  
        • Thursday, January 14th, 3:00 PM Session with Our Behavioral Health Community-Based Providers Who Have Experience with Mobile Crisis Service Situations, Hosted and facilitated by BHCA (Click here for Flyer)  
        • Friday, January 15th, 12:00 PM Session with Our Chinese Community, hosted by BHSD and facilitated by BHSD Cultural Communities Wellness Program (CCWP) Team (Click here for Flyer​

         Public Hearing of the Behavioral Health Board 5-11-2020

        MHSA SLC Review of Programs Meeting  4-9-2020

        MHSA Validation Meeting  2-13- 2020

        MHSA Planning Forum Findings

        FY20 MHSA Annual Plan Update Stakeholder Leadership Committee Planning Meeting Presentation 10-15-2019

        FY20 MHSA Annual Plan Update Kick Off Meeting Presentation 10-1-2019


        Thank you for your continued support. 

        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​
        Email: [email protected]

        Website: www.sccbhsd.org/mhsa​​​​​​

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        MHSA - Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plans

        MHSA - Annual Update

         

         

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