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 2022-23 Annual Update. This review period begins September 6, 2022 and ends October 6, 2022. A public hearing will be held at the Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) virtual meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 2:30 PM. Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases within San Diego County, the public hearing was moved to an online format to ensure the safety of staff, members of BHAB, and the community.

The MHSA Fiscal Year 2022-23 Annual Update includes budgeted expenditures and the number of individuals served for each service component. It also summarizes programmatic accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2020-21, and budgetary changes from the MHSA Three-Year Plan for programs in Fiscal Years 2021-22 and 2022-23 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.

The following information is located on the Behavioral Health Services website:

MHSA Fiscal Year 2022-23 Annual Update


BHAB Meeting Information :

Please review the Annual Update and send your comments, suggestions and/or questions to either the MHSA voice message line or email address below or use the feedback link:

2022 Mental Health Services Act 30-Day Public Comment Form (


Mental Health Services Act Comment/Question Line:

Phone: 619-584-5063 / 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.

Consumer Center for Health, Education & Advocacy (CCHEA)
Carol Neidenberg
110 S Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
(877) 534-2524

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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