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Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities.

Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."

MHSA Info

Community Input

Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 5848(a), the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) requires an inclusive and on-going Community Input Process. Counties shall demonstrate a partnership with constituents and stakeholders throughout the process that includes meaningful stakeholder involvement on mental health policy, program planning, and implementation, monitoring, quality improvement, evaluation, and budget allocations.

This important process is accomplished in multiple ways:

  • Annual Community Input Meetings
  • Focus Groups with consumers of MHSA programs
  • Behavioral Health Advisory Board
  • Cultural Competency Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee
  • MHSA Steering Committee
  • 30-Day Public Comment Period

MHSA Steering Committee

Butte County Behavioral Health is seeking stakeholders from agencies, community members, and consumers/family members to be a part of the MHSA Steering Committee. The Behavioral Health Advisory Board assists with appointing members to this committee. A community input process was completed to determine the demographics and experience that would benefit this steering committee: Steering Committee Community Feedback Results

MHSA Steering Committee Application

MHSA Steering Committee Application (Print Version)


Community Input Assessment Results

This survey was offered to all stakeholders of Butte County Behavioral Health during the annual Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Input Process. This survey was open from January 16th to March 1st of 2019. There were 201 surveys taken. The results of this survey will be will be utilized by administration and leadership when considering were to allocate MHSA resources.

2019 MHSA Community Input and Focus Group Assessment Results

2019 Innovations Assessment Results


Annual Update Presentation

If you were unable to attend a Community Meeting for the 2019-2020 Annual Update, you have the option to view the PDF version of the presentation or you can watch the presentation by clicking the video below. Please note that there is no audio in this video.


Innovation

The Innovation (INN) component provides California the opportunity to develop and test new, unproven mental health models with the potential to become tomorrow’s best practices. The MHSOAC controls funding approval for the INN component of the MHSA.

The primary purpose of Innovation Projects is to achieve one of the following:

  • Increase access to mental health services to underserved groups, including permanent supportive housing.
  • Increase the quality of mental health services, including measurable outcomes.
  • Promote interagency and community collaboration related to mental health services or supports or outcomes.
  • Increase access to mental health services, including permanent supportive housing.

Butte County Innovation Project Applications:


Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2019-2020

This plan was developed in collaboration with consumers, community members, local stakeholders. The Community Input Process involved presentations in community settings, committees and focus groups conducted throughout the county. Please see links below for the finalized plan:

Revised 2019-2020 Butte County MHSA Annual Update  - A detailed description of the revised changes can be found on page 21.

2019-2020 Butte County MHSA Annual Update

2019-2020 Butte County MHSA Annual Update Appendix


Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2018-2019

This plan was developed in collaboration with consumers, community members, local stakeholders. The Community Input Process involved presentations in community settings, committees and focus groups conducted throughout the county. The 30-day public review and comment period was from May 15th to June 14th, 2018. Please see links below for the finalized plan:

2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update

2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update Appendix


Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan 2017-2020

This plan was developed in collaboration with consumers, community members, local stakeholders. The Community Input Process involved presentations in community settings, committees and focus groups conducted throughout the county. The 30-day public review and comment period was from April 10th to May 10th, 2017. Please see links below for the finalized plan:

Butte County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2017-2020 Program and Expenditure Plan

Butte County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2017-2020 Program and Expenditure Plan Appendix


Past Annual MHSA Revenue and Expenditure Reports

Counties are required to report every year on the MHSA revenues they receive, the expenditures they make on MHSA programs (including other funding sources, such as Medi-Cal Federal Financial Participation, Realignment funds, and other funding sources), and the end-of-year MHSA funds left over. See: California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 9, Section 3510.

2017-2018 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)

2016-2017 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)

2015-2016 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)

2014-2015 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)

2013-2014 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)

2012-2013 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)


Reversion Plan

Per AB114, every county must develop a plan to spend its reallocated funds and post it to the county’s website. The county must submit a link to the plan to DHCS (Department of Health Care Services) by July 1, 2018. Each county’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) must adopt a final plan within 90 days of the county posting the plan to the county’s website. Each county must submit its final plan to DHCS and the MHSOAC (Mental health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission) within 30 days of adoption by the county’s BOS. A county may not spend funds that are deemed reverted and reallocated to the county until the county’s BOS has adopted a plan to spend those funds.

Butte County MHSA Reversion Plan

This plan was available for 30-day public review and comment from May 15th, 2018 to June 14th, 2018.


About MHSA

In November of 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63 creating the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The Act created an additional one percent tax on any California resident making more than $1 million dollars. The revenue is distributed to counties in order to accomplish an enhanced system of care for mental health services.

The passing of Proposition 63 provided the first opportunity in many years to expand county mental health programs for all populations: children, transition-age youth, adults, older adults, families, and especially, the un-served and under-served. It was also designed to provide a wide range of prevention, early intervention, and treatment services, including the necessary infrastructure, technology, and enhancement of the mental health workforce to effectively support the system. There are five fundamental guiding principles outlined in the MHSA regulations:

  1. Community Collaboration
  2. Cultural Competency
  3. Individual/Family-Driven, Wellness/Recovery/Resiliency-Focused Services
  4. Access to Underserved Communities
  5. Creating an Integrated Service Array

The MHSA requires that each county mental health program shall prepare and submit a three-year plan which shall be updated at least annually and adopted by the county Board of Supervisors. The MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan is a comprehensive document that summarizes the Community Planning Process, communicates recommendations that will be inclusive of new program requests, deletion of programs, consolidation and/or enhancements of programs, and fiscal changes.

The intent of the MHSA Three Year Plan and Annual Updates is to provide a public plan of action on the following MHSA funding components:

  1. Community Services and Supports
  2. Prevention and Early Intervention
  3. Innovation
  4. Capital Facilities/Technological Needs
  5. Workforce and Education Training

In accordance with MHSA regulations, County Behavioral Health Departments are required to submit a program and expenditure plan (program description and budget) and update it on an annual basis, based on the estimates provided by the State and in accordance with established stakeholder engagement and planning requirements.



If you would like to provide comments, community or stakeholder input on the MHSA, or have any questions, please contact:

Holli Drobny
Mental Health Services Act Coordinator
3217 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95973
Phone 530.891.2850
Fax 530.895.6549
Email MHSA@buttecounty.net 

     

   

 Support Lines

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or
530.891.2810

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK (8255)
Chat online at
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)
800.971.0016

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)
866.488.7386

North Valley Talk Line
4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
855.582.5554

 Locations & Hours

Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays
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 Get Started

Call the Behavioral Health Access Line at 530.891.2810 to get started.

During the phone conversation we will ask whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

See the three steps for getting started.