Mental Health Services Act Office


Mental Health Services Act Office

Mental Health Services Act Office



Our mission is to foster a partnership of consumers, community members and staff to create leadership, vision and advocacy for the evolving health and human service needs of the people of Napa County.


A partnership that includes consumers and their families in the decision-making process, a process that impacts their lives. It is a vision that shares responsibility but leaves the major responsibility for outcome in the hands of the individual, minimizing dependency on the system and maximizing the role of support groups and family.



  • Focusing on the strengths of individuals, families, and neighborhoods.
  • Providing support for the most vulnerable members of our community.
  • Honoring and enhancing the gifts and talents of employees and community members who share this purpose.
  • Embracing diversity as an essential component of service delivery.
  • Providing high quality services with respect to our diverse community and responsiveness to all.
  • Ethically and culturally competent and accountable.
  • Effectively integrating the resources of the entire community for the betterment of the whole.
  • Working together with those individuals with psychiatric conditions to provide Hope, Support and Recovery.
  • Supporting all human beings in becoming their unique and best selves.
  • Empowering individuals to manage their symptoms and reclaim meaningful lives and relationships.
  • Partnering to bring consumers, family, friends, and mental health professionals together in the hope-filled journey of recovery.
  • Anticipating community mental health needs and changing to meet those needs.
  • Encouraging creative, ethical leadership to implement effective mental health policies and programs.



  • The stated purpose of the Mental Health Services Act is to “expand mental health services” in California.



  • Paid for by a 1% tax on taxable personal income over $1 million (Prop 63).
  • Deposited into a Mental Health Services Fund (MHSF) in State Treasury.
  • Used to expand, not supplant services, or, the money cannot be used in place of money now spent on mental health services.



  • Support a redesign of the public mental health system;
  • Introduce effective new service models that promote well-being, recovery and self-help;
  • Introduce prevention and early intervention strategies to decrease the long term impact of serious mental illness;
  • Enhance staff development, computer technology, buildings and living space; and
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination.

NapaHelp is a public access database of information about Napa County community services that anyone can access via the Internet.