Media Kit

The LACDMH electronic media kit contains information and resources for journalists’ reference and usage.  If you have additional information needs or would like to interview an expert, please contact our Public Information Office at or call (213) 738-3700. You may also connect with us @LACDMH on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), with a budget of approaching $3 billion, is the largest county-run mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing mental health services at additional sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and various organizations. Additionally, LACDMH contracts with approximately 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services. On average, more than 250,000 County residents of all ages are served annually by LACDMH’s network of service providers.

Mission: Our mission is to optimize the hope, wellbeing and life trajectory of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable through access to care and resources that promote not only independence and personal recovery but also connectedness and community reintegration.

Vision: We envision an L.A. County unified by shared intention and cross-sector collaboration that helps those suffering from serious mental illness heal, grow and flourish by providing easy access to the right services and the right opportunities at the right time in the right place from the right people.

Leadership Bios

Lisa Wong, Psy.D.
Interim Director

Connie Draxler, M.P.A.
Acting Chief Deputy Director

Curley L. Bonds, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

LACDMH Leadership Team

Press Releases
Logo & Boilerplate

LACDMH’s standard logo is available in JPG and PNG formats.  Please observe our identity guidelines when using this logo.

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About The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)

As the nation’s largest public mental health department, we ensure access to care and treatment for our most vulnerable residents in a region with more than 10 million people. With an annual budget approaching $3B and a committed staff of 6,000, LACDMH embodies a “heart-forward” approach to supporting hope, recovery and wellbeing across the County. For more information on LACDMH, visit or follow @LACDMH on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Video Library

LACDMH’s collection of videos (including PSAs, webinars and interviews) are available on our YouTube channel.  See below for a selection of recent videos from our collection.