Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
Prevention and Early Intervention approaches in and of themselves are transformational in the way they restructure the mental health system to a “help-first” approach. Prevention programs bring mental health awareness into the lives of all members of the community through public education initiatives and dialogue. To facilitate accessing supports at the earliest possible signs of mental health problems and concerns, PEI builds capacity for providing mental health early intervention services at sites where people go for other routine activities (e.g., health providers, education facilities, community organizations). Mental health becomes part of wellness for individuals and the community, reducing the potential for stigma and discrimination against individuals with mental illness.
For information regarding MHSA PEI from the California Department of Mental Health (DMH), please refer to the DMH website: http://www.dmh.ca.gov/Prop_63/MHSA/default.asp
For additional information, please contact:
Cha See, PEI/INN Coordinator
5957 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93277