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The passage of Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA) in November 2004 provided the first opportunity in many years for the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) to provide increased funding, personnel, and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children, transition-age youth, adults, older adults, and families. The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention, and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology, and training elements that will effectively support this system.
MHSA imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million. Since its passage, it has generated approximately $15 billion.
The Mental Health Services Act is made up of five components: Community Services & Support; Prevention & Early Intervention; Innovation; Capital Facilities & Technological Needs; and Workforce Education & Training. For more information on the 5 components,