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

MHSA Outcomes Event Flyer 2019




**May is Mental Health Awareness Month**
The 9th Annual Mental Health Services Act Outcomes Event will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Christian Life Center, 650 East Olive Avenue, Merced, California, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Join us to celebrate Wellness, Recovery and Resilience.

1st Place - Art Contest 2018

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