Mental Health Commission

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 All Los Angeles County individuals, families, and communities have access to effective mental health care.


•To advise the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Department of Mental Health Director on issues impacting the County mental health system.

•To review and approve the procedures used to ensure community and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process.


 Accountability for Care

We believe services and programs should be held to high quality standards and result in effective care and positive outcomes.

Access to Person Centered Care

We believe treatment should be easily accessed, in a welcoming and respectful environment, and tailored to meet differences in individual need. The individual should be a partner in their treatment process.

Comprehensive Care

We believe in the systematic coordination of health care that addresses mental health, substance abuse and primary care services to ensure the best outcomes for those with multiple healthcare needs. Comprehensive care should also address stigma and structural barriers to individuals in obtaining education, employment, secure housing and other needed services.

Trauma Informed Care

We believe the organization and treatment framework should involve understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma, not just on the individual seeking treatment but to the family and community.

Community Responsive Care

We believe in recognizing individual and systematic bias and responding to issues that lead to disparities in either allocation of resources or poor outcomes for specific communities or sub-populations. Cultural customs, practices or rituals that can positively impact treatment outcomes should be identified and incorporated, where possible.