Behavioral Health requests community comment

Plumas County Behavioral Health requests community comment on the Draft Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) annual update, 2019-2020.

Through community partnerships, the MHSA community planning process consists of a series of countywide outreach events, focus groups, and stakeholder surveying to help Behavioral Health identify gaps in the delivery of services and find effective solutions where such gaps exist.

The three-year program and expenditure plan, and annual updates would become available for public review in mid-March of 2020 after consolidating feedback from the community.

Hardcopies of the draft will also be available upon request at the Behavioral Health County Annex office; at community Wellness Centers in Chester, Greenville and Portola; at the DIC in Quincy; via e-mail request and at www.countyofplumas.com (click on the Behavioral Health webpage, then the “MHSA” tab).

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MHSA funding comes from a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 2004 to help local mental health plans expand services by providing California’s 58 counties with billions of dollars in state funding.

These resources are intended to ensure quality mental healthcare services statewide to support individuals in underserved populations living with serious mental illness.

Plumas County Behavioral Health, located at 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 109, in Quincy identifies as its major goals programs that support clients in their recovery by improving stability and functioning through treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders.

In addition, the agency supports programming that is intended to reduce suicide risk and depression in vulnerable populations including students, veterans and seniors.

Aimee Heaney, Mental Health Services Act coordinator for Plumas County Behavioral Health, said she welcomes written feedback via fax, e-mail, or U.S. mail.

If you have comments or questions, contact her at Plumas County Behavioral Health, by pone at 283-6307, ext. 1016; Fax, 283-6045; or by email at [email protected]

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Heaney said that she is happy to meet with small groups and community organizations to talk about how to identify ways to improve services provided by Behavioral Health. To arrange a meeting, contact her at the number above.