Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Proposition 63 was passed by voters in November 2004 and became a state law called the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Effective January 1, 2005, the MHSA provides State funding to counties for expanded and innovative mental health programs. Click the links on the left for detailed information about each of the MHSA program components. To view the MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan and Annual Updates, click on the Documents link on the left.

Live Well San Diego

MHSA programs support the County's vision of Live Well San Diego by providing the community services to assist with mental and behavioral health needs, education about the importance of mental health, and how to access necessary resources, so that all San Diego residents may lead healthy and productive lives. 



Dear Community Members and Stakeholders:

San Diego County is holding a 30-day public review and comment period for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Update. This review period begins August 2, 2019 and ends September 1, 2019.  A public hearing will be held at the Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting located at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, 92101, Room 302, on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2:30 PM.

The MHSA Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Update includes budgeted expenditures and the number of individuals served for each service component and lists any changes from the previous fiscal year’s MHSA report. It also highlights notable programs for each service component. The MHSA service components include Community Services and Supports, Prevention and Early Intervention, Workforce Education and Training, Innovation, and Capital Facilities/Technological Needs.

To review the report, select the following link: MHSA Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Update. Please review the Plan and send your comments, suggestions and/or questions to either the MHSA voice message line or email address below or use the feedback link

Mental Health Services Act Comment/Question Line:
Phone: (619) 584-5094
Toll-Free: (888) 977-6763


Local MHSA Issue Resolution Process

You may file an issue related to the MHSA Community Program Planning Process and/or inconsistency between approved MHSA Plan and implementation at any point and avenue within the system. The issue will be forwarded to the Consumer and Family Liaisons listed below.

Judi Holder
RI International
(858) 274-4650

Valerie Hebert
NAMI San Diego
Children, Youth & Family Liaison
(858) 987-2980

County of San Diego MHSA Issue Resolution Process has a detailed look at the process.

Contact Us

Phone: 619-584-5063
Toll Free: 888-977-6763

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