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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…

What would we teach long-term Community Stakeholders?

The MHSA Community Program Planning (CPP) processes include provisions and funding to train community stakeholders so that they can in turn give more informed feedback. What topics could we cover to get stakeholders up to speed? For starters how about:…

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…

Intro to the San Diego Behavioral Health Advisory Board

The county Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) was created in 2015 when the former Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Board (ADAB) merged with the Mental Health Advisory Board (MHAB). Because are so many intersections between mental health issues and substance…

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…

BHS Information Portal Wishlist

There are so many ways data could help behavioral health systems be more effective and nimble, as well as empowering innovators in civic technology and those in any behavioral health service provider network. Share your feedback and ideas. All boats…

MHSA Issue Resolution Process and Complaint

Following the guidance of the May 26, 2020 San Diego County MHSA Issue Resolution Process (p217-218) I filed the following complaint as a consumer of BHS services: September 2, 2020 TO: Dr. Luke Bergmann FR: Jerry Hall, BHS Services Consumer…

Time to comment on the San Diego BHS 3-Year MHSA Plan

Oddly enough, San Diego County Behavioral Health Services (BHS) delayed creating it’s MHSA 3-Year Plan and released it to the public last night. That document is here. If you take off to read it I understand but, check back here…

Public Comment – BHAB Inability to do our work

August 4, 2020Public CommentBoard of SupervisorsCounty of San Diego Good morning Chairman Cox and Members of the Board. My name is Jerry Hall. Although I serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Board, I am here speaking as an individual. I…

Public Comment to Board of Supervisors

ITEM 5 –  RECEIVE UPDATE ON ADVANCING THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONTINUUM OF CARE THROUGH REGIONAL COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION My name is Jerry Hall. Although I serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Board, I am here speaking as an individual. When…

Simple Ways to Improve Transparency

The San Diego County Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) is tasked among other things with ensuring state law is met. Including the nexus of the law being that: Counties shall demonstrate a partnership with constituents and stakeholders throughout the process…

Mental health consumers pleading for help… who’s listening?

I can only imagine what a fully engaged mental-health consumer community looks like. I hear of the the challenges people face when entering into our county jail system. Of the number of deaths by suicide. The significant number of people…

Community Engagement – Mental Health & Alcohol & Other Drugs

Introduction to MHSA – (cut to the chase below)The Bronzan-McCorquodale Act (aka the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)) is a funding source consisting of a 1% tax collected on revenues California millionaires that earn over $1m annually. All told, the…

BHS 5-Year Strategic Employment Plan (2020-2024)

30-day Review Period MHSA Five Year Strategic Employment Plan FY 2020 – 2024 (The Plan) Click here to download San Diego’s Behavioral Health Services is pleased to provide a draft of the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, San Diego Behavioral Health Work…

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