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The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides funding to counties

to expand and develop innovative, integrated services for children, adults and older adults. California's voters passed the Act in November 2004 as a result of a grassroots coalition intended to transform public mental health care. The intent of this site is

to inform and invite you to participate in the implementation of Prop 63.

2023 Mental Health Awareness Month Recap

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Kern BHRS and MHSA hosted numerous events and were active in events coordinated by our partner agencies. Click the image below for a quick recap to highlight another successful May!

Kern County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
3-Year Plan (2023-2026) Officially Published 

 The Kern County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 3 Year Plan 2023-2026 is now published. As per the Mental Health Services Act regulatory requirements,  there was a 30-day public comment period that is now closed.

Between April 21, 2023 and May 20, 2023, the public was able to review the draft of the Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Kern County Mental Health Services Act 3 Year Plan 2023-2026 and provide public comments. Comments were collected, summarized, and added to the plan if they were deemed applicable. The finalized plan is posted, and can be found highlighted at the top of the paragraph, and in our Reports & Plans section below.

For any questions, email: 

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Reports & Plans

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