Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)

Prevention programs bring mental health awareness into the lives of all members of the community through public education initiatives and dialogue. To facilitate accessing supports at the earliest possible signs of mental health problems and concerns, PEI builds capacity for providing mental health early intervention services at sites where people go for other routine activities (e.g., health providers, education facilities, community organizations). Mental health becomes part of wellness for individuals and the community, reducing the potential for stigma and discrimination against individuals with mental illness.

County of San Diego PEI Plan

San Diego County’s PEI Plan was approved by the State in January 2009. This PEI Plan was produced with extensive input from the community, providers, and other stakeholders. Please click on the link below to view San Diego County’s PEI Plan. The file is large and may take a minute to download. Click on “bookmarks” to easily skip to sections of the document. Outcome reports and program summaries are located on the "Documents" page in the Appendices of Updates and Three-Year Plans.

The PEI Implementation Reports are incorporated into the MHSA Annual Reports. These reports are viewed by clicking on the “Documents” link on the left side of the page.

PEI Reports and Documents