Fresno County MHSA Community Planning Process starting soon.
Proposition 63, known as the Mental Health Services Act, requires the County Department of Behavioral Health to conduct a Community Planning Process to collect input from stakeholders throughout the County to inform the County MHSA Plan. Your input is vital to this process and we welcome your participation and input. We will be regularly updating this web page with invitations and communication on the Community Planning Process.
Please complete the Online Community Survey HERE
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ritchie at 559-600-6846
Please visit this site for updates, including
Power point presentation of the Community Planning Process
Schedule of stakeholder meetings
Survey for stakeholder input
Focus Group Request forms
May 24, 2016 Mental Health Matters Day - Capital Visit
Fresno County joined in celebrating the mental health movement on May 24 in Sacramento on the West Steps of the Capitol Building. Mental Health America of California (MHAC) hosted a day of awareness, action and change to better the lives of people with mental health challenges. The event featured speakers such as Scott Budnick, Founder and President of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and executive producer of “The Hangover” movie series, Paul Gilmartin, former TV host (TBS’ Dinner and a Movie), stand-up comedian (Comedy Central Presents) and host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour, and Katie Williams, mental health advocate and person with lived experience.
May 21, 2016 NAMI Walk - Woodward Park
Runners and walkers met for the annual NAMI Walk at Woodward Park in North Fresno. Individuals reported the event was a blast with many friendships renewed and over $3500 raised for the NAMI program.
May 20, 2016 Directing Change State Awards - Glendale, CA
The Directing Change State Awards took place in Glendale, CA and honored students throughout California for their videos that dealt with Suicide Prevention, Ending the Stigma surrounding Mental Illness, and a new category called Through the Lens of Culture. Students from Clovis East High School placed second in the Through the Lens of Culture category and were treated like Hollywood stars complete with a limo ride, red carpet walk, and photographers asking for their photos.
May 18, 2016 Behavioral Health Board - Proclamation
The Behavioral Health Board made a Proclamation announcing the May as Mental Health Matters Month. Along with the Proclamation local Fresno County students were honored for their video submissions to the Directing Change video contest. The students won second place in both Mental Health Matters, and Through the Lens of Culture categories.
May 13, 2016 Each Mind Matters Picnic - Roeding Park
Continuing with Mental Health Matters Month Fresno County celebrated the Each Mind Matters Picnic at Roeding Park. Participants were treated to games and music, a zumba demonstration, inspirational stories of overcoming mental illness as well as performances from talented individuals. There were close to 400 people who attended the event.
MAY 10, 2016 - Board of Supervisors Proclamation
May is Mental Health Month
Fresno County Board of Supervisors to make a public proclamation during the May 10th board meeting that May is Mental Health Month. Join us and wear your green!
May 5, 2016 The Art in My Recovery - Art Hop
Kicking off May is Mental Health Matters Month was The Art in My Recovery - Art Hop held at the Fresno Arts Council in downtown Fresno. Many of the artists were present for the opening of the Art Hop which featured many different art mediums. The artwork was displayed for the entire month of May.
Please join us for the Art Hop, May 5, 2016 at the Fresno Arts Council. (See flyer below)
We are excited to announce that 21 videos have been submitted to the Directing Change video contest from Fresno County Schools & Programs. Good luck to all who entered and thank you for Directing Change!