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‚Äôs 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.

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.

Training Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (TTACB)

The primary goal of the Prevention and Early Intervention Training Technical Assistance and Capacity Building funding is to improve the capacity of local partners outside of the mental health system such as, educators, law enforcement, and older adult services develop, evaluate and implement prevention and early intervention work plans and programs.

PEI Program Summary (06/29/2016)
Initial PEI Plan (01/02/2009)

PEI Statewide Projects

CalMHSA Statewide PEI Programs Impact Reports (11/20/14)
PEI Request for Training, Technical Assistance & Capacity Building Funding (6/19/09)

PEI Reports and Documents

CASRC PEI Child and Adult Programs Annual Report FY 14-15 (10-23-15)

Community and Stakeholder Planning and Input Documents

Summary of Input from Stakeholder Forums and Focus Groups (4/14/08)
PEI Planning Framework