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 01/27/2020

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: 

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Latest News and Upcoming Events

Picture of the Cover Page of the 2020-2023 MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan

30-Day Public Review and Comment Period

Merced County's 2020-2021 to 2022-2023 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan is posted for 30-day public review and comment period. Please utilize the Public Comment Form to submit comments.

DRAFT 2020-2021 to 2022-2023 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for 30-Day Public Review(Posted 09/18/2020)

 Public Comment Form

A Public Hearing will be held on October 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. by the Merced County Behavioral Health Board to consider approval of the 2020-2021 to 2022-2023 MHSA Three-Year Plan. The Public Hearing will be held via teleconference and will be open to the public. To join the teleconference call 1-408-419-1715 and enter Meeting ID 851-906-656 #.


Suicide Prevention Month Drive-Thru Event

Please join us on September 29, 2020 for a Mental Health and Wellness Drive-Thru Resource Event in honor of Suicide Prevention Month.

The event will be held from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. at 301 East 13th Street, Merced, California, in the parking lot on the 15th Street side of the building. The event will include suicide prevention resources, information about health and wellness workshops, free t-shirts, backbacks, and snacks (while supplies last).

This is a socially distanced outreach event and masks are required. Contact (866) 626-6472 for more information.

View or download the Suicide Prevention event flyer.

Flyer for Suicide Prevention and Awareness Outreach Drive Through Event on 09-29-2020
2020 Suicide Prevention Proclamation for Web

Other News

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