Mental Health Services Act
Welcome to Merced County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) page.
What is MHSA?
Purpose: MHSA (or Proposition 63) was approved by voters in 2004. This Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million in order to increase county mental health funding. MHSA is focused on creating an innovative mental health system that promotes wellness, recovery, and resiliency while decreasing stigma. Services are culturally competent, easier to access, and more effective in preventing and treating serious mental illness. Please select to view the latest version of the Amended MHSA as revised 01/27/2020
MHSA is based on 5 essential elements:
- Cultural Competence
- Community Collaboration
- Consumer and Family Driven Services
- Focus on Wellness, Recovery and Resiliency
- An Integrated Services Experience
MHSA is implemented through five (5) main Components:
Latest News and Upcoming Events
Merced County's Fiscal Year 2022-2023 MHSA Annual Update
- Merced County's Draft 2022-2023 MHSA Annual Update was approved by the Merced County Behavioral Health Advisory Board at a Public Hearing held on May 3, 2022. The Annual Update will next be presented to the Merced County Board of Supervisors in June of 2022, for consideration and possible adoption.
- MHSA partners with Public Health to provide Health Education classes, workshops and trainings aimed to improve both mental and physical health. Call Public Health at (209) 381-1223 or email them at PublicHealthCOPE@countyofmerced.com to learn about upcoming classes or workshops.
- Visit the MHSA Events and Campaigns Page to access recent event photos and learn more about these educational and inspiring events.
- Visit the MHSA Artwork Page to view inspiring and creative consumer and community artwork.
Recent MHSA Plans, Updates, and Reports
- 2021-2022 MHSA Annual Update and Innovation Plan (Adopted 6/22/2021)
- 2020-2021 to 2022-2023 MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan (Adopted 11/17/2020)
- Program Update to the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update (Adopted 5/19/2020)
- 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update (Adopted 03/31/2020)
Visit the MHSA Plans, Updates, and Reports page to view recent and historical MHSA program and fiscal documents.