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DISCOVER mental health services and resources Sign in to the California Network of Care to locate services near you.
SERVICE PLANNING area map Download a map of the Service Planning Areas for the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles County.
STORIES of impact Watch stories from our Emmy Award-winning Profiles of Hope series, Public Service Announcements and other information videos.
DEFINITION of terms Download Department of Mental Health and American Medical Association glossaries of mental health terms.
FIND urgent care Locate an urgent care facility in your area.
DISASTER services Click to learn more about services available during and after a disaster.
FIND a community clinic Locate a mental health clinic in your area.
REPORT complaints Click here to report abuse or violation of consumer rights
MENTAL HEALTH Services Act Learn more about the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which represents a comprehensive approach to the development of community based mental health services and supports for the residents of California.
BECOMING a provider or worker The provider community, including County operated programs and County contracted agencies, groups and individual practices, is central to creating, maintaining and strengthening the partnerships necessary to help our clients, families and communities.
PRIVACY of your health records Click for more information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and how to report privacy violations.
SUICIDE prevention Discover facts, warning signs and risk factors of suicide, along with suicide prevention resources.
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For life threatening emergencies, please call 911.

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Contact Information

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Director of Department of Mental Health
Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Los Angeles County
Department of Mental Health

Optimizing Hope, Wellbeing and Life Trajectory . . .

As director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH), I look forward to listening, learning and sharing ideas with all stakeholders.

Click here for a brief outline of DMH’s current mission, priorities, partners, vision, strategy, and a selection of current tactics.


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myHealthPointe (mHP) is available to adults and children age 12 and older.

Departments & Affiliated Partners

Incubation Training Academy

At the request of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) has developed an Incubation Program to assist nonprofit organizations that have a desire to provide services to mental health clients so as to build capacity within the Mental Health system. The program provides an academy, resource references, technical assistance, and mentorship and/or sponsorship by existing County service providers.

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Katie A.

The CWMHSD is working collaboratively with the Department of Mental Health and Health Services to develop new programs, initiatives, policies and guidelines to ensure that the mental health and medical needs of each child is met to promote the safety, permanence, and well-being of all children served.

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Therapeutic Behavioral Services

TBS is an intensive, individualized, one-to-one behavioral mental health service available to children/youth with serious emotional challenges and their families, who are under 21 years old and have full-scope Medi-Cal.

Learn About TBS