Input Needed for Behavioral Health Services

Do you or a loved one have a mental health challenge?

Do you have ideas about what behavioral health programs and services are needed in your community?

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is seeking input from the public and professionals about the types of mental health programs needed in San Diego County.

Twelve regional forums will take place throughout the County in October to gather input from people living with mental illness, their families and behavioral health services providers. Registration is requested.  Please visit to register.

The information gathered will help the Health and Human Services Agency determine how to spend Federal and State funding, including Mental Health Services Act funding, which was approved by California voters in 2004. The Act imposes a 1 percent tax on personal income above $1 million for the creation of new mental health programs statewide. 

The forums will take place on the following dates:





10/5 9—11:30 a.m.

Escondido Live Well Center
649 W. Mission Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

Grand Conference
Room A,B,C & D

10/6 9—11:30 a.m.

La Mesa Community Center
4975 Memorial Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

Community Center
The Arbor View Room

10/7 6—8:30 p.m. New Creation Church of San Diego
3115 Altadena Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Amos Hall, Room 1
10/8 6—8:30 p.m. Park Avenue Community Center
210 Park Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
10/12 9—11:30 a.m. North County Life Line
200 Michigan Avenue
Vista, CA 92084
Town Site
10/15 6—8:30 p.m. North County Life Line
200 Michigan Avenue
Vista, CA 92084
Town Site
10/19 6—8:30 p.m. Ronald Reagan Community Center
195 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
East Auditorium
10/20 9—11:30 a.m. The LGBT San Diego Community Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103
10/22 6—8:30 p.m. NAMI San Diego
5095 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123
Conference Room
10/23 9—11:30 a.m. Marina Vista Center
1075 8th Street
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Marina Vista Room
10/29 6—8:30 p.m. Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Learning Resource
Center Room L238 North/South

10/30 9—11:30 a.m. Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
Captain’s Room


José A. Álvarez is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact