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.

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.


Leadership Bios

Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Mental Health

Gregory C. Polk, M.P.A.
Chief Deputy Director

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

Lisa H. Wong, Psy.D.
Senior Deputy Director

LACDMH Leadership Team


Press Releases

Below is a selection of recent LACDMH press releases, additional releases are accessible here.


LACDMH Fact Sheets

Additional LACDMH priorities are also accessible on our Strategic Plan site.


Social Media

You may connect with us @LACDMH on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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.

Logo & Boilerplate

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

If you need other versions or formats of our logo (e.g. black & white, other file types), please email

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.