Public invited to learn more about County mental health services

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Emergency Mental Health Services during the County Holiday

Emergency Mental Health Services during the County Holiday


MHSA Plan to Support No Place Like Home

MHSA Plan to Support No Place Like Home
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Resources and tips on Disaster or traumatic event

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal, Family, Work, and Financial Life
Consejos Para Sobrevivientes de un Desastre o Evento Traumatico: Qué Esperar Para Su Vida Personal, Familiar, Laboral y Financiera
Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Trumatic Event   
Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization
Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stress
Consejos Para Sobrevivientes de un Desastre u Otro Evento Traumatico: Manejo del Estrés


Join the community to promote recovery and health

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and its partners welcome members of the community to celebrate National Recovery Month by attending the 15th Annual Recovery Happens event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the National Orange Show, 690 S. Arrowhead Ave. (Gate 8) in San Bernardino.

Recovery Happens is a free, family-centered event designed to raise awareness of substance use disorders and celebrate the successes of those in the recovery process. The event will feature children’s activities, a resource fair, entertainment, music, community performances, outside sports and lunch, all made possible through the support of local community partners, agencies and businesses. A special tribute will take place for individuals in recovery, their families and friends, and those working in the field of prevention, substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services.

Every September the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month a celebration adopted by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2011. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Services that provides the necessary resources to combat mental illness substance use disorders and promote better health for all Americans. The theme for Recovery Month 2018 is, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Treatment, Home, Community, and Purpose.” This year’s theme explores integrated care and how a strong sense of community, sense of purpose and leadership contribute to effective treatment options that can help support recovery.

“Millions of Americans are living in recovery. Often their successes go unnoticed by our broader communities, as do their stories. Join us as we celebrate stories of recovery that are happening every day in San Bernardino County,” said DBH Director Veronica Kelley.

DBH’s Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services (SUDRS) provides a full range of substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support for communities and residents of San Bernardino County through a network of community based organizations and County-operated clinics. Through SUDRS, DBH is supporting the Countywide Vision of creating a county in which those who reside and invest can prosper and achieve well-being.

For additional information regarding this event or DBH SUDRS, contact Lois Mergener at (909) 386-9750 (dial 7-1-1 for TTY users) or email at lois.mergener@dbh.sbcounty.gov or visit www.sbcounty.gov/DBH

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We Are Here To Help


MHSA Annual Revenue and Expenditure Report Fiscal Year 2016/17

Thank you for your interest in the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Revenue and

Expenditure Report. This report is being posted both to inform stakeholders of how MHSA funds

are allocated and spent and in compliance with laws that require the information to be made

available to the public. The purpose of the MHSA Annual Revenue and Expenditure Report

(ARER) is to identify how MHSA funds that San Bernardino County received were spent, show

the amount of additional funds that were able to be used for mental health services through the

leveraging or matching of MHSA funds, identify MHSA funds that were not used, report any

interest earned on MHSA funds, and to determine if any MHSA funds might need to be reverted

(returned) to the State.

 

To view the report please click here.


Now Recruiting for Peer and Family Advocates

Are you a behavioral health consumer or family member who is interested in providing peer support to other DBH consumers? Do you enjoy being hands on and helping others? Would you like to serve your community and gain experience in the behavioral health system of care?

The Department of Behavioral Health is accepting applications for:

Peer and Family Advocate I
Peer and Family Advocate II
Peer and Family Advocate III

View the Flyer and Application for more information.

The recommended browser to access the interactive application is Internet Explorer.

Completed applications are due by August 31, 2018.


PRESS RELEASE – Grand Openings for Behavioral Health Crisis Centers

PRESS RELEASE – Grand Openings for Behavioral Health Crisis Centers


Open House Centers for Crisis Residential Treatment and Crisis Stabilization Units

Open House Centers for Crisis Residential Treatment and Crisis Stabilization Units