SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CITIZENS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
“GET INVOLVED WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT”
BY ATTENDING COMMUNITY FORUM IN GLENDORA – DEC. 6
WHAT: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) will host a community forum on the California voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Planning. The community forum format will feature a statistical presentation on the mental health needs of the San Gabriel Valley also known as Service Area 3, as well as attendees will participate in age group breakout sessions.
WHEN: Sat., Dec. 6 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
WHERE: Citrus Community College Campus Center
1000 Foothill Boulevard
(Free parking and lunch to attendees)
CONTACT: Ken Kondo, Public Information Officer II
(213) 351-5297 – Office
(213) 507-2976 – County Mobile Telephone
On November 4, 2004, Californians took an unprecedented step: they recognized the mental health needs of the state’s residents by voting to pass Proposition 63 – Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Presently, DMH is undertaking an intensive, inclusive, and multi-faceted approach in developing the County’s PEI Plan, one of five plans authorized by the MHSA. The State Department of Mental Health has recommended six priority populations to the counties: Underserved Cultural Populations; Individuals Experiencing on Set of Serious Psychiatric Illness; Children/Youth is Stressed Families; Trauma-Exposed; Children/Youth At-Risk for School Failure; and Children/Youth At-Risk of or Experiencing Juvenile Justice Involvement. An important step in formulating the PEI Plan is to examine the variables, the social indicators, which have most relevance for the process of selecting and funding mental health-related programs in the County.
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MENTAL HEALTH: Hope, Wellness, and Recovery