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Mental Health Commission to Host Listening Sept. 28 Listening Session

For behavioral health directors

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The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission will host a listening session on Sept. 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (PT) to gather input on the most effective approaches for mental health crisis programs.  

Under the Mental Health Wellness Act, the commission provides funding to county behavioral health departments to operate crisis triage programs that seek to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, reduce law enforcement expenditures, and improve the overall experience of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.  

In 2014, the commission provided $96 million in grant funding to support 24 county programs and $83 million in 2017 to support 30 county programs. The commission is seeking input, which will inform the Request for Application for Triage Round 3, to be released in early 2022.      

More details and the login information for the listening session are available in the agenda.