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: 

Click to view each Flyer

Latest News and Upcoming Events

  • Merced County partners with Merced College to provide Free Psychosocial Rehabilitation classes.  Module 2 - The Helping Relationship is being offered for Fall 2020.  View the Module 2 Flyer and register now.

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