Public Comment Sought for MHSA FY 19-20 Annual Update
On November 8, 2019, Mono County Behavioral Health (MCBH) posted a draft of its Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) FY 2019-2020 Annual Update for public comment. Members of the community are invited to review the plan and submit comments by emailing Amanda Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 760-924-1754, or by attending a public meeting on December 9th from 3:00-4:30 pm at the Department of Social Services Conference Room in the Sierra Center Mall (3rd floor), located at 452 Old Mammoth Road in Mammoth Lakes. The public comment period will be open until December 8, 2019.
The MHSA requires counties to conduct a Community Planning Process and a Local Review Period. To identify county needs and to engage the public in our planning process, MCBH asked residents to fill out a Community Survey and participate in several focus groups. Through this process, MCBH staff and other stakeholders developed the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update. We now invite the public to review the plan and provide comments on the proposed services and activities.
MCBH uses MHSA funds to pay for a very wide array of programs, activities, and services. These range from the wellness centers in Walker and Mammoth, to the community socials in Bridgeport and Benton, to North Star, our school-based counseling center. To learn more about how MCBH uses its MHSA funds and to weigh in on the programs we offer, be sure to participate in our public comment period.