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.
- Increasing Our Spending to Expand Reach: Broadening Access to Services for Those in Need
- The HOME Program: Re-Entry Services for the Most Vulnerable Homeless
- Therapeutic Transport Project: Expanding Our Real-Time Response to Mental Health Crises
- Redesigning the Full Service Partnership (FSP) Program: Improving Outpatient Mental Health Care
- School-Based Community Access Platforms: A Prototype Prevention Service
- Incubation Academy: Transforming LA Through Partnership
- Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams (PMRT)
- Law Enforcement Teams
- Community Ambassador Network (CAN)
- LACDMH Public-Private Partnerships
- School Threat Assessment Response Team (START)
You can also learn more about LACDMH priorities on our Strategic Plan site.
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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 dmh.lacounty.gov or follow @LACDMH on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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.