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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FY 2019-20 MHSA Update Feedback

This is the public-comment feedback I submitted regarding the MHSA FY 2019-20 Annual Update [DRAFT] the San Diego County BHS department is required to submit to the MHSOAC: What made the report:Here’s the summary of my letter making the report.…

Focus on Topics

This is a dynamic post that will be updated periodically. We’ll update the post date above whenever significant edits have been made. These are the topics we will be exploring. Although the primary example I use is the San Diego…

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