On Thursday, May 10, the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) will be conducting a Community Planning Meeting.
DBH has identified approximately $5 million in available funding for Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs funded through the Mental Health Services Act. Mental Health Prevention programs work to reduce risks while increasing protective factors to prevent individuals from experiencing serious mental and behavioral problems. Early Intervention services are designed to provide interventions for those displaying early signs of mental health problems.
This is the second in a series of meetings designed to obtain input from community members on funding for programs that may directly benefit residents. At the first round of meetings, community members discussed the needs in the community and offered possible solutions and programs that could help meet these needs.
While about $66 million of programs were proposed by community members, only about $5 million in funding is available. At this meeting, those in attendance will have the opportunity to help prioritize the programs and funding that are most important to the community.
This is a great opportunity to voice your opinion on funding that will impact your communities.
Please consider attending this meeting on May 10 and sharing this information with others.
The meeting time and location is listed below.
PEI Community Planning Meeting
May 10, 2012
Rim of the World High School
27400 State Hwy. 18
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
I hope many of you are able to attend!
Matthew Higgins, Program Specialist
San Bernardino County, Department of Behavioral Health
Office of Prevention and Early Intervention
1950 S. Sunwest Lane, Suite 200
San Bernardino, CA 92415
PEI Community Planning Meeting Flyer (English) 4-19-12