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.

Live Well San Diego

MHSA programs support the County's adopted Live Well San Diego 10 year initiative 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.

Finding Light Bringing Light: A report on Systems Transformation made possible by the Mental Health Services Act (September 2014).

CLICK HERE to access the Bringing Light report in pdf format.

MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan: FY 2014-15 Through FY 2016-17 Final (11/21/2014)

Draft BHS Five-Year Strategic Employment Plan: 2014-2019


The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services (BHS), has developed a draft Five-Year Strategic Employment Plan for your review and comment. The Plan outlines a planning process, and the local needs and resources that contributed toward the development of Five-Year Goals that will maximize employment options for people with behavioral health issues in San Diego County. Employment is a critical tool in achieving health, wellness, and recovery particularly for people with lived experience of mental illness.

We welcome your feedback through August 16, 2014, during this 30-day public review period. Your thoughts and comments are an important part of the process to shape the final version of The Plan. Please see the links below:

Click here for the Full Version of The Plan

Click here for the Two-Page Summary of The Plan

DOWNLOAD THE FORM to submit your feedback or CLICK HERE for a direct link to our survey

Thank you in advance for reviewing The Plan – we look forward to continuing to work to maximize employment options for people with behavioral health issues in San Diego.

Piedad Garcia, Ed.D., LCSW
Assistant Deputy Director
Adult and Older Adult System of Care
Behavioral Health Services

Other MHSA Links