Mental Health Services Act

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Welcome to Merced County's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) page.

What is MHSA?

Purpose: MHSA (or Proposition 63) was approved by voters in 2004.  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 focused on 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 latest version of the Amended MHSA as revised 01/04/18.

MHSA is based on 5 essential elements:

  • Cultural Competence 
  • Community Collaboration 
  • Consumer and Family Driven Services 
  • Focus on Wellness, Recovery and Resiliency 
  • An Integrated Services Experience

MHSA is implemented through five (5) main Components: 

Latest News and Upcoming Events

Flyer for Suicide Prevention Month Event on 9-19-19

September is Suicide Prevention Month

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, please join us as we learn about suicide prevention, watch inspirational videos and hear from individuals with lived experience.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Merced County BHRS 301 E. 13th Street, Suite E, Merced, California
 2nd Floor Conference Center 

This event is FREE and Open to the Public

 Please RSVP by emailing 
or call MHSA Staff at (209) 381-6800


We Want Your Input!
Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is seeking input from stakeholders regarding Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs and mental health services in Merced County. Your feedback will help develop the MHSA Annual Update for FY 2019-2020. 

Focus groups will run through October 28, 2019. 

Click on the flyer to view the MHSA Community Planning Process flyer in PDF and for information on who to contact with questions about the MHSA community planning process and how to schedule a focus group.

View the MHSA calendar below to find a schedule of upcoming focus groups.

Picture of MHSA Community Planning Process Flyer for Fiscal Year 2019-2020


Picutre of the 2019 Youth Art Contest 1st Place Winning Entry
Picutre of the 2019 Adult Art Contest 1st Place Winning Entry

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