The Santa Cruz County Mental Health Advisory Board provides advice to the governing body (Board of Supervisors) and the Director of Behavioral Health. They provide oversight and monitoring of the local mental health system as well as advocate for persons with mental illness.
A primary responsibility of the Mental Health Advisory Board (MHAB) is to review and evaluate the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems. The regular MHAB meetings provide a means for Board action to fulfill its purpose. The MHAB chair presides over meetings and prepares the agenda in collaboration with mental health staff. MHAB members may provide items for the agenda to the secretary of the MHAB at least two weeks in advance of the meeting. These meetings are open to the public.
What is 9-8-8? The Mental Health Advisory Board of Santa Cruz County and Family Service Agency presents on Thurs. April 21, 2022
Andrea Tolaio from Family Service Agency and James Russell from Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health present on the "Imminent change to our crisis behavioral response".
Presentation of the Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast roll-out and implementation of 9-8-8
Click on image below to view more details for the Behavioral Health's Presentation on April 21, 2022
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Advocacy, Inc., 5274 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley 95066
A non-profit corporation that provides rights protection and advocacy services for both mental health clients and the elderly. Call (831) 429-1913 or (831) 636-1638 for more information.
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