Welcome to Merced County's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) page.
Purpose: MHSA (or Proposition 63) was approved by voters in 2004 and later amended in 2012. This Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million in order to increase county mental health funding. MHSA is creating an innovative mental health system that promotes wellness, recovery, and resiliency while decreasing stigma. Services are culturally competent, easier to access, and more effective in preventing and treating serious mental illness. Please select to view the text of the Amended MHSA.
MHSA is based on 5 essential elements:
MHSA is implemented through five (5) main Components:
Visit the MHSA Plans, Updates and Reports page to view historical MHSA documents.