The Pennsylvania Mental Health Planning Council consists of three committees and two sub-committees: Children’s Advisory Committee, Adult Advisory Committee, Older Adult Advisory Committee, Transition Age Youth Sub-Committee and Persons in Recovery Sub-Committee. These committees will advise on a broad behavioral mandate to include, but not be limited to, mental health, substance abuse, behavioral health disorders and cross-system disability.
The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Advisory Committees include individual representatives of youth, adult and older adult individuals who have been served by the behavioral health system, family members of such youth and adults, providers, advocates, professionals, their respective organizations, as well as governmental organizations. At least 51% of the members are current or former behavioral health consumers and family members. Members are appointed by the Deputy Secretary of OMHSAS.
The purpose of the Pennsylvania OMHSAS Mental Health Planning Council shall be to provide counsel and guidance to the OMHSAS in order to ensure an infrastructure and full array of mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health services which comply with the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of OMHSAS, as well as core principles of Community Support Program (CSP), Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP), Cultural Competency and Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The Planning Council will:
2019 Mental Health Planning Council Meeting Dates:
Friday, February 22
Tuesday, May 28
10:00am - 3:00pm
The Child Welfare Resource Center
403 E Winding Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
For more information call: 717-787-6443