Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is committed to supporting the Department of Mental Health’s vision:
"Partnering with clients, families and communities to create hope, wellness, and recovery."

State law requires that each county have a Mental Health Board or Commission. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for three-year terms. Those terms may be extended. Commissioners advise the Board of Supervisors and the Director of Mental Health on various aspects of local mental health programs.

News & Events


  • Cultural Competency and DMH Summit
  • DMH & Law Enforcement Conferences
  • Asian American MH Training Conference
  • Latino Behavioral Health Institute
  • May MH Awareness Activities
  • Mission Possible
  • Housing Conference

Contact Mental Health Commission
Fax: (213)738-2120
We are located at: 550 South Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
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Commission Contacts
Executive Assistant
Terry G. Lewis, MS, PPS

Commission Staff
Canetana Hurd, MBA
Valeria Maldonado, SPWI

Related Information

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Prevention & Early Intervention
Phone: (213) 251-6712
Fax: (213) 252-8749