Mental Health Services Act
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
Program Update to Merced County’s 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update 30-Day Public Comment and Review Period
Merced County has drafted a Program Update to the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update. The Program Update is posted for the required 30-Day Public Comment and Review Period. Please utilize the Public Comment Form to submit comments.
- Program Update to the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update (Posted 3/20/2020)
- Public Comment Form
- Click here to complete a survey and provide feedback on the Draft Program Update to the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update and the needs surrounding the expansion of MHSA PEI Capacity Building Services for the homeless.
Merced County’s 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update
The Behavioral Health Board (BHB) approved the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update at a BHB Special Meeting held on February 18, 2020. The Annual Update posted below is tentatively scheduled for possible adoption by the Merced County Board of Supervisors on March 31, 2020.
- Visit the Training Schedule Page to see the list of upcoming BHRS trainings and to download the flyer or registration form.
- MHSA partners with Public Health to provide Health Education classes, workshops and trainings aimed to improve both mental and physical health. Click here to view Public Health’s calendar of upcoming classes.
- Visit the Suicide Prevention Page to learn more about our ongoing initiative and view photos from Suicide Prevention Month.
- Visit the MHSA Events and Campaigns Page to access recent event photos and learn more about these educational and inspiring events.
- Visit the MHSA Artwork Page to view more inspiring and creative consumer and community artwork.
Recent MHSA Plans, Updates, and Reports
- 2018-2019 MHSA Innovation Annual Project Report (Year 1)
- 2018-2019 MHSA Annual Revenue and Expenditure Report (ARER)
- 2018-2019 MHSA Annual Update (Adopted 01/29/2019)
- Program Update to the 2017-2020 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan (Reversion/Reallocation) - FINAL (Adopted 08/17/2018)
- 2017-2020 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan - FINAL (Adopted 12/19/2017)
Visit the MHSA Plans, Updates, and Reports page to view recent and historical MHSA program and fiscal documents.