Alameda County Health Care Services Agency’s Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBH) team encourages Alameda County residents to take a community input survey to shape the local delivery of mental health services and treatment.
The data collected from the online survey, along with a variety of community engagement events will help guide Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) services and programming for the next three years. MHSA, funded through statewide Proposition 63, was passed in 2004 to transform the mental health system, increase services and improve the quality of life for Californians living with mental illness.
As many as 1-in-10 adults in Alameda County have likely experienced severe psychological distress, a rising trend as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt. Alameda County uses MHSA funding to support a comprehensive approach to community-based mental health for residents through a broad continuum of services and supports, including prevention, early intervention, and innovation. Last fiscal year, MHSA funding provided outreach, services and supports to over 140,000 people experiencing mental illness in Alameda County. MHSA also funds infrastructure, technology, and training elements to effectively support an enhanced mental health system.
The survey is available at https://acmhsa.org/community-input/ in English, Spanish and Traditional Chinese through January 31, 2023. People and peers with lived experience and their families are key partners in the MHSA development process and are strongly encouraged to participate.