The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides both a vision and an opportunity with potential resources to transform California's mental health system. The Act provides a specific list of purposes and intent; defines serious mental illness, including prevention and early intervention, as a priority and prioritizes reducing the long-term impact resulting from untreated serious mental illness. The act also provides for successful, innovative services, including culturally and linguistically competent approaches for underserved populations.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) allows Placer County to provide intensive, court-ordered treatment in the community for individuals with severe mental illness who would otherwise be unable to obtain timely interventions. To qualify for AOT services a person must meet specific criteria. Please see our brochure (PDF) for more information.
If you have questions regarding the Placer County Mental Health Services Act or the Campaign for Community Wellness Steering Committee, please email the committee.