We envision a world where all persons with addictions and mental illness can achieve recovery and can live with dignity and respect as valued members of their families and communities.
To promote the prevention of and recovery from mental illness and substance abuse for the individuals, families, and communities we serve by providing accessible, caring, and culturally competent services.
We, the employees of Madera County Behavioral Health Services, value:
- The promotion of wellness and recovery.
- The integrity of individual and organizational actions.
- The dignity, worth, and diversity of all people.
- The importance of human relationships.
- The contribution of each employee.
The Each Mind Matters campaign is a statewide initiative to change the way people think about persons with mental illness. This video is an integral part of the campaign. It presents the real life stories of a broad range of people who have overcome the disability caused by mental illness and gone on to live healthy and productive lives. Please click on the link below to view the video.
Each Mind Matters A New State of Mind | Each Mind Matters Stigma and Discrimination Campaign A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (HD) from Each Mind Matters
Primary Prevention Programs RFP
Madera County Department of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is soliciting proposals from community based organizations for the provision of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Primary Prevention programs for youth and families. Funding for these Primary Prevention programs is provided through Madera County's alcohol and other drug prevention monies. Currently, there is a total of $580,000 of one-time only AOD prevention dollars to fund these programs. The Primary Prevention programs to be considered for funding must target school age youth and their families.