California Mental Health Advocacy for
Children and Youth

CMHACY is a diverse association of passionate stakeholders who promote high-quality behavioral health services for children, youth, and families. Comprised of parents, youth, public and private sector providers, educators, County agency leaders, state department officials, policymakers, and professional advocates.

Our mission is to advance the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children and families and promote inclusion, racial equity, and social justice for all through convening, education, and advocacy.


CMHACY is at the forefront of mental health and wellness for children and youth. Sign up for our emails to stay up to date on our latest news, and CMHACY conference updates.

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Learn More About Proposition 1 and it’s Impact on the Mental Health Services Act

Proposition 1 is a two-part ballot initiative focused on California’s behavioral health service system. This measure includes two significant ...
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Youth Mental Health Crisis Entering the National Conversation

The Oversight and Accountability Commission supports Ken Burns' New Documentary Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness The Commission ...
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Proposed 2022 – 2023 Budget A Historic Financial Commitment to Children, Youth, and Families By Governor Newsom

Proposed 2022 - 2023 Budget A Historic Commitment to Children, Youth, and Families By Governor Newsom The Commission ...
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