Caring for San Diegans in need of mental health and substance use disorder services has risen to a top priority, and the County is further bolstering its commitment of resources to these vulnerable residents. Beyond increasing Behavioral Health Services department funding to $817.6 million this fiscal year, addressing behavioral health forms a major component of public safety reform.
Progress continues on key projects strengthening services in our communities.
San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital will see nearly two dozen additional psychiatric nurses to support ongoing care to clients who are in crisis.
Behavioral Health will add licensed behavioral health staff to serve youth involved in the juvenile justice system who need mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
Behavioral Health Services also added positions to staff care coordination efforts, including supporting connections to health care for those in San Diego County’s jails.
These investments support the transformation of the behavioral health system from one primarily driven by crisis to a system of continuous care integrated with mainstream health care.
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