Adult Mental Health Services
Provides clinical services for transition age
youth (18-25), adult recovery (25-59),
older adults (over 60) and Forensic and Jail Treatment
for adults in need of mental health treatment.
and Drug Services
Provides services related to alcohol and drug prevention, intervention,
Adolescent Mental Health Services
for youth including assessment, individual, family, and group therapy, school
based day treatment, family support, and evaluation for psychiatric
The Santa Cruz County Mental
Health Advisory Board provides advice to the governing body (Board of
Supervisors) and the local mental health director. They provide oversight and
monitoring of the local mental health system as well as advocacy for persons
with mental illness.
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The purpose of the Mental Health
Services Act is to expand and improve mental health services and transform the
mental health system.
Santa Cruz County Psychiatric Health
Facility (PHF) is a locked 24-hour acute psychiatric inpatient program. It is a
safe, welcoming, recovery-focused place for people who are having a mental
health emergency and need more intensive treatment and support.
the property, finances and personal care needs of county individuals who are
substantially unable to provide for themselves. This is accomplished through Conservatorship.
addition to providing services, there are many other national, state and
local mental health resources available for research and information.