MHSA Community Planning Process

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Come and hear what the community has to say about mental health. We welcome you to participate in the Community Planning Process and will be reviewing the results of the Ventura County Community Needs Assessment.



  • Oxnard
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    The Board Room at the Oxnard School District
    1051 South A Street, Oxnard CA 93030


  • Santa Paula
    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Community Center in Santa Paula
    530 W Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060


  • Fillmore
    Wednesday, December 21, 2022

    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Mountain Vista Elementary School
    918 5th St, Fillmore, CA 93015





To register by email, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Para registrarse a los eventos en español, por favor siga este enlace.


Interpretation and childcare available upon request.

Funding is made through Ventura County Behavioral Health, Mental Health Services Act.



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Preventing Suicide: Connections & Community

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Suicide touches us all. Find connections and support through personal stories, creative expression, wellness activities and local resources. 

Join us in-person or virtually for the Preventing Suicide: Connections & Community Forum. Free events on September 21 and 29.


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Community Webinars – Mental Health Matters!

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What is the difference between healthy stress and unhealthy anxiety? Between normal sadness and serious depression? Did you know that our emotional health affects our physical health too?


Please join us on: 

5:30 – 7:00 PM 

(English with Spanish interpretation)


REGISTER NOW for this free Zoom event:



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Serious mental illness can affect anyone, and getting help early is important. What are the signs? Learn how to recognize them, and how to help someone you care about.


Please join us on: 

5:30 – 7:00 PM

(English with Spanish interpretation)


5:30 – 7:00 PM

(Spanish with English interpretation)


REGISTER NOW for this free Zoom event:





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Stress & Self-Care Webinar

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Join us for this special community webinar. 

Learn techniques to manage stress and enhance your health and well-being. 


Please join us on: 

12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM 


REGISTER NOW for this free Zoom event: 

Interpretation is available upon prior request.




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Community Education and Support Webinars

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Grief is a natural response to various losses we will experience in our lifetime. Learn about the stages of grief and how to best care for yourself. 


Please join us on: 

3:00 – 4:00 PM 


REGISTER NOW for this free Zoom event via email:
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Interpretation is available upon prior request.




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Community Update – Mental Health Services Act


JOIN US ONLINE for a community update on the Mental Health Services Act.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 PM


Thursday, November 18, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM  

Register for the Zoom event via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interpretation is available upon prior request. 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. And this year, more people than ever before are dealing with emotional challenges associated with the pandemic and the social upheaval experienced across our country. These stressors have amplified the need for public awareness and discussion of mental health as a key component of overall health. So, in conjunction with the national “May is Mental Health Awareness Month”, Ventura County Behavioral Health has launched a new countywide campaign, “I’m Talking About My Mental Health.”

This campaign was developed with de-stigmatization as a critical goal. By showing relatable people facing relatable challenges, reaching out for help and making positive changes in their lifestyles, we make the goal of improved mental health feel approachable and achievable. By personalizing the message – talking about “my” mental health – the campaign allows viewers to see others talking about, thinking about, and working on their mental health and fitness, and demonstrates this as normal and life-affirming behavior.

There are now billboards and posters in the community, public service announcements on the radio, and colleagues inviting discussion by wearing buttons or even using the themed Zoom background.

Please take a minute to get familiar with the campaign, and join us in promoting the discussion of mental health in the weeks ahead. 

Learn more:

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