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

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.

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.

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