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Behavioral Health Services Division

Recently Siskiyou fire fighters participated in the #22PushupChallenge. The #22PushupChallange was started by the Veteran empowerment group Honor Courage Commitment to support veterans and raise awareness for mental health challenges they face. It is estimated that 22 Veterans will die from suicide everyday. Here is a link to the video of the event.


The Behavioral Health Division provides a broad range of mental health and substance use disorder services. Specially trained county behavioral health staff members provide services in cooperation with community agencies and private health care providers. Behavioral Health serves seriously mentally ill adults and emotionally disturbed children, people of any age in a major crisis, and those whose lives are impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Individuals who are eligible for Medi-Cal under a managed care plan called the Mental Health Plan (MHP) are eligible for services at Behavioral Health. Services can assist clients with improving their family and social relationships and life functioning.

Are you experiencing a mental health crisis?
call the Access/Crisis Line at
for Confidential Help


The Department of Health Care Services publishes performance dashboards for data on the Behavioral Health Division's Children and Youth, and Adult services.  The intent of these reports is to improve outcomes at the individual, program, and system levels and inform fiscal decision-making related to the purchase of services.
Performance Outcomes Adult Specialty Mental Health Services Report

Performance Outcomes System Reports

Statewide Aggregate Specialty Mental Health Services Performance Dashboard

Performance Outcomes System Children and Youth Reports

Behavioral Health Services Resource Center

Resource Title Downloadable File Type
2017 Behavioral Health Services Board Meeting Dates Download File Other
Behavioral Health Client Grievance & Appeal Form Download File Other
BHS Board Minutes 8-21-2017 Download File Other
BHS Board Minutes 9-18-2017 Download File Other
BHS Board Minutes 10-16-2017 Download File Other
BHS Board Agenda 11-20-2017 Download File Other
BHS Board Agenda 12-18-2017 Download File Other
BHS Board Agenda 01-16-2018 Download File Other
BHS Board Minutes 11-20-2017 Download File
Say This Not That Download File Other
Social Media Guide Download File Other
2016 - 2017 MHSA Annual Update Download File Other
Mental Health Month Board of Supervisors Resolution Download File Other
2017-2020 - MHSA Three-Year Plan - Exhibits (Certifications) Download File
2017-2020-MHSA Three-Year Plan - Expenditure plan Download File
2017-2020-MHSA Three-Year Plan - Final Signed Download File
Behavioral Health Board By-Laws Download File Policy
Specialty Mental Health Service Agreement 05-11-13 to 06-30-18 Download File Other
Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Work Plan 2017-2018 Download File Other
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Plan 2016-2019 Download File Other