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BHAB and BHS Planning & Engagement Processes – An Update

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “BHS Planning & Budgeting Cycle” Let’s Collaborate! Improving BHS Planning, Outcome, & Feedback Cycles The Current BHS Planning Process & Timeline Cycle is Broken If the BHS & BHAB Planning Calendar…

Public Comment – Getting our act together

August 5, 2021 Public Comment submitted by Jerry Hall, former BHAB Member (read by staff into record). Good afternoon Board Chair Judith, Board Chair Fletcher, Members, Staff and Guests. On July 21st I emailed a proposal to several stakeholders in…

My BHAB Public Comment | Focus on New Members

Good afternoon Chair Judith, BHAB Members, Board Chair Fletcher, BHS staff and other stakeholders. My name is Jerry Hall, former BHAB Member, current ACCESS Ambassador, and blogger at BHABrehab.com (this blog). I wanted to welcome all the new BHAB Members,…

Public Comment @ Today’s BHAB

April 1, 2021 To: Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) Thank you Chair Judith, BHAB Members, staff and guests. I wear a few hats, and for this comment I’m speaking here as citizen-Jerry. That is because I recently posted a draft…

Update: Issue Resolution Process

On September 2, 2020 – nearly eight months ago – I filed a complaint following the procedures outlined in our county’s MHSA Issue Resolution Process. I have still only received a letter after three months acknowledging the complaint. I get…

The Community Experience Project

The San Diego County Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is in process of developing what is called the Community Experience Project. They have been working with a University of California San Diego partner. They describe the project in part as: “The…

MHSOAC Community Program Planning Processes – Promising CPP Practices

California’s Mental Health Services Accountability and Oversight Commission (MHSOAC) were determined to evaluate the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) requirements relating to the Community Program Planning (CPP) processes. They sought to learn how California counties are meeting their responsibilities to…

My Public Comment @ BHAB Meeting

Here’s the text of the public comment I made at today’s 2/4/2021 BHAB meeting. Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all well, safe and happy. My name is Jerry Hall. Although I am a Member of this Behavioral Health…

Update: MHSA Issue Resolution Process and Complaint

It is disappointing to have waited months for a response from the BHS Director, Dr. Bergmann. In fact, his only comment is that I should read the 3-Year Plan. Hopefully this isn’t how we treat any other consumer. After one-hundred…

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