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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."

Mental Health Services Act

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:

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.

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.

For more information about Butte County Full Service Partnership programming, which is the largest funded MHSA Program, please visit Full Service Partnership Program.


Introduction to MHSA

This video serves to provide the viewer with a basic introduction to the Mental Health Services Act, also known as MHSA. The viewers will learn about how the Act came to be, it's guiding principles, it's funding characteristics and how Butte County implements the Act on a local level.


Innovation

This proposal is seeking approval from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for Mental Health Services Act Innovation funding on April 28th, 2022.

The public comment period was open from December 20th, 2021-January 19th, 2022, and a public hearing took place at the Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting on January 19th. Butte County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed project on March 8th, 2022. 

Click below to read proposal:

Resiliency Empowerment Support Team Innovation


MHSA Steering Committee

The MHSA Steering Committee explores opportunities to support the inclusion of the community voice and vision into Butte County’s projects that are funded through the MHSA. This Committee will provide insight and have meaningful involvement in infusing the MHSA guiding principles into all aspects of project development and program oversight. If you would like more information about the Steering Committee, be sure to sign up for our email list above.

Butte County Behavioral Health is seeking stakeholders from agencies, community members, and consumers/family members to be a part of the MHSA Steering Committee.


Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plans

Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2022-2023

This annual update is open for public review and comment for 30 days, beginning April 16th and closing on May 16th, 2022. To provide feedback during this 30-day period you can email mhsa@buttecounty.net or you can deliver written material to the Behavioral Health Administrative Offices at 3217 Cohasset Rd in Chico.

2022-2023 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Annual Update

2022-2023 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan Appendix


Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2021-2022
2021-2022 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Annual Update 

2021-2022 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan Appendix


Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan: 2020-2023

2020-2023 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Three Year Plan 
2020-2023 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan Appendix


Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2019-2020

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

2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update 
2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update Appendix


Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan 2017-2020

2017-2020 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan 
2017-2020 Butte County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan Appendix


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. 

2018-2019 Revenue and Expenditure Report (RER)
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)


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
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
4:30 to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
855.582.5554

 Administration

Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
530.891.2850


Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm


Excludes Holidays

 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.