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Mental Health Services Act - Additional Mental Health Resources

  • County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a non-profit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California's 58 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City) and assures the accessibility of quality, cost-effective, culturally competent behavioral health care for the people of the State of California by providing the leadership, advocacy, and support to public behavioral health programs.
  • California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) provides member counties a flexible, efficient, and effective administrative/fiscal structure focused on collaborative partnerships and pooling efforts in development and implementation of common strategies and programs; fiscal integrity, protections, and management of collective risk; and accountability at state, regional, and local levels.
  • Mental Health Services Act – Regional Center Projects Focusing on Early Childhood DDS receives Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for regional centers to develop and oversee innovative projects, including projects focused on mental health for young children and their families.
  • Mental Health Services Act Funding to Regional Centers DDS is committed to improving the care of consumers with dual diagnoses (individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health diagnosis). The DDS MHSA website provides information about current and past MHSA regional center projects.
  • Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission oversees the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act, as required by Section 10 of the MHSA (Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5845.
  • MHSA Funded Programs and Services by County Prop 63 funds are at work in counties throughout California. This website provides highlights of current programs that are making a difference for Californians.
  • National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • NAMI California is a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. They advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all their constituents. They also provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California.
  • Proposition 63 - Mental Health Services Act emphasizes transformation of the mental health system with the intention of expanding services while improving the quality of life for Californians living with or at risk of serious mental illness. Proposition 63 is funded by levying a 1 percent tax on personal income above $1 million.
  • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
  • Wellness Mental Health Projects were established by regional centers and their collaborative partners to support special wellness projects. These regional projects expanded clinical services and addressed the diverse health needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Last Updated: 3/2/2018