Recovery Connections

Recovery Connections is a newsletter that is distributed quarterly by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) office to County Behavioral Health Services staff and consumers.

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Summer 2014 - PDF

  • Historic Day for Mental Illness
  • Farewell to Bonnie Birnbaum & Welcome Jeff Nagel
  • MHSA Success
  • MHSA Artwork
  • Directing Change Videos
  • PEI Draft Regulations and New HCA Staff

Winter 2014 - PDF

  • New and Expanded MHSA Programs
  • Triage Grant Awarded to Orange County
  • Volunteer to Work
  • Consumer Writing
  • Upcoming Events


Spring 2013 - PDF
Safe Communities Meeting

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health Month Celebrated in May
  • MHSA Innovation Project Life Coach
  • LGBTQI Conference Held
  • MHSA Plan Update approved by the Board of Supervisors

Winter 2013 - PDF
Collective Solutions: A Family-Focused Crisis Management Program

  • CalMHSA Update
  • Consumer Poetry
  • Dr. Clayton Chau joins CalOptima
  • Spirituality Conference
  • MHSA Planning for FY 13/14


Spring 2012 - PDF 

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates the Completion of the 401 Tustin Facility!

  • MHSA New Briefs & ICS Program Information
  • HCA Director Retires and new Interim Director
  • MHSA Success The Woman Within
  • New MHSA Subcommittee Structure
  • Artwork and Testing Unit Information


Winter 2011 - PDF

Orange County Veterans Celebration

  • Community Art Fair
  • Institute for Peer Services draws Consumer-Professionals from across State
  • The Kiosks are Coming
  • Changes in MHSA Steering Committee Structure
  • Meet the New Center of Excellence Testing Unit!

Fall 2011 - PDF

The Recovery Education Institute Helps Take Learning to the Next Step!

  • Construction Progress
  • Culturally Sensitive Providers for Iranian-Americans
  • MECCA Arts Event
  • Consumer Picnic
  • Didi Hirsch Hotline Services

Spring 2011 - PDF

Orange County Veteran’s Mental Health Conference

  • Consumer Poetry  
  • Education Initiative Program
  • Orange County Warmline
  • Resilience in hard times

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