Opportunities to Influence Mental Health

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events, Maternal Mental Health

Monterey County Behavioral Health is launching its community engagement process to help ensure ample local voices shape the Mental Health Services Act 3-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for Fiscal Year’s 2021-2023.

Below you’ll find 10 upcoming in-person opportunities to Monterey County residents, practitioners, and other stakeholders.  These 10 opportunities include: 5 Regional Forums and 5 Topic Specific Focus Groups

REGIONAL FORUMS:

  • October 28, 6:00 – 7:30PM | District 3
    • City of Greenfield, Council Chambers
    • 599 El Camino Real, Greenfield 93927
    • View and download flyers in English or Spanish
  • November 4, 6:00 – 7:30PM | District 1
    • MLK, Jr. Academy, Family Resource Center
    • Alisal Union School District
    • 925 N. Sanborn, Salinas 93905
  • November 6, 5:30 – 7:00PM | District 2
    • Castroville Library, Community Room
    • 11160 Speegle St., Castroville 95012
  • December 12, 6:00 – 7:30PM | District 4
    • Oldemeyer Center, Seaside Room
    • 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside 93955
  • December 18, 6:00 – 7:30PM | District 5
    • Monterey Peninsula College, Student Center
    • 980 Fremont St., Monterey 93940

FOCUS GROUPS:

  • October 25, 3:00 – 4:30PM | Early Psychosis & Suicide Prevention
    • Monterey County Health Department, Whitney Conference Rooms
    • 1270 Natividad Rd., Salinas 93906
    • View and download flyers in English or Spanish
  • November 15, 3:30 – 5:00PM | Mental Health Needs of Seniors
    • St. Theodore’s Church – Parish Hall
    • 116 South Belden St., Gonzales 93926
  • December 3, 4:30 – 6:00PM | Childhood Trauma Prevention
    • Monterey County Office of Education – Rm. G/H
    • 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas 93901
  • December 9, 4:00 – 5:30PM | Culturally Responsive Approaches
    • Alisal Community School Family Resource Ctr.
    • 1437 Del Monte Ave., Salinas 93905
  • December 10, 12:00 – 1:30PM | Mental Health Needs of College Age Youth
    • Hartnell College – King City Campus, Rm. 109
    • 117 North Second St., King City 93930

At each opportunity, participants will engage in a facilitated process to bring forward their ideas and perspectives to influence Mental Health priorities, services, and resources.

View and download flyers in English: