Mental Health Services Act

Proposition 63 / Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

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: 

MHSA Logo-Wellness Recovery Resilience

Latest News and Upcoming Events

S Word Screening Flyer

As part of Suicide Prevention Month, BHRS, in partnership with Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, is offering two FREE screenings of the documentary, The S Word, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  The screenings will be held at 301 East 13th Street, Suite E Auditorium, Merced, California, and they are open to the public. View the The S Word Screening Event Flyer here.

  • The Community Planning Process for Merced County's 2018-2019 MHSA Annual Update is happening now.  To provide input please attend one of the scheduled Focus Groups or contact the MHSA Coordinator, Sharon Jones, at (209) 381-6800 or MHSA@co.merced.ca.us 

  • 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. View the calendar of upcoming classes:
  • 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.
1st Place  - Art Contest 2018

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