Mental Health Services Act

Proposition 63 / Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

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 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:  

  • 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: 

MHSA Logo-Wellness Recovery Resilience

Latest News and Upcoming Events

2017-2020 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan - DRAFT for 30-Day Public Comment Period

  • Visit the MHSA Artwork Page to view more inspiring and creative consumer and community artwork.
01-Consumer Artwork 2017

Most Recent MHSA Plans, Updates and Reports

2016-2017 MHSA Capital Facilities Program


2016-2017 MHSA Annual Update and Innovation Plan

Visit the MHSA Plans, Updates and Reports page to view historical MHSA documents.