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California Mental Health Planning Council

The California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC) is a majority Consumer and Family member advisory body to state and local government, the Legislature, and residents of California on mental health services in California.

 The vision and mission of the CMHPC guides its evaluation of California's system of mental health care through targeted committee studies, community site visits, and General Session forums and presentations. The CMHPC informs the Administration and the Legislature on priority issues through publications and reports, provides feedback on mental health policy and regulations, and on legislative actions based on its Policy Platform. Please feel free to contact our office for more information.  

What's New

The California Mental Health Planning Council is proud to co-sponsor a screening of the award winning full-length feature film about suicide, S Word. The film's director and a featured survior will be available for audience discussion after the screening. 

Date: October 18, 2017

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Crest Theater

                1013 K Street

                 Sacramento, CA 95814

ADMISSION IS FREE. Please register through

 Please note that mental health profession will be on site and available during the event if needed.

This film is not appropriate for individuals younger that high school age.

2017 CMHPC Quarterly Meetings

*Upcoming Meeting- October 18-20, 2017

Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento, California


Please visit our Upcoming Meetings page for additional information and meeting materials.

CMHPC Reports 

CMHPC committees and staff have conducted research, queried communities and stakeholders, and hosted forums and presentations across the state on mental health priorities and concerns. Learn about:

Other News 

The CMHPC is currently working on the 2017 Data Notebook project with the county mental health boards statewide. The data notebook is a snapshot of current mental health indicators that is compared to statewide indicators.  It is anticipated that the 2017 Data Notebook will be released in August 2017.   

News to Us! - Information on trends and policies impacting mental health services shared by our Council Members.

Upcoming Meetings - CMHPC schedule and quarterly meeting information through 2017. ​
Become a member - We are always recruiting. Join the CMHPC and help us advocate for an effective and accessible mental health system across the life span for all Californians.​
Overview - The history, mission, and vision of the CMHPC.​​
Roles and Responsibilities - The state and federal mandates that authorize CMHPC and define our purpose.​
Membership Composition - The current composition of the Planning Council membership and membership information.​
CMHPC Committees and Workgroups - Areas of focus within the Planning Council.​​

Contact Us


CMHPC Committees

Become a Member

CMHPC Library and Resources

Archived Meeting Materials


Last modified on: 9/1/2017 1:37 PM