Who are we?
- Mental Health Consumers
- Family members
- Mental Health Professionals
- Concerned citizens
- Part of a state-wide network of local and regional programs
What do we believe?
- People who have mental illnesses should be treated with dignity and respect.
- They have the same needs, aspirations, rights , and responsibilities as other citizens.
- They deserve access to a variety of resources in all aspects of living, working, learning, and leisure.
How does it work?
Through the coordination of the local Mental Health Association, the CSP works to improve the array of support services available in the community. Educational speakers present on topical issues at every meeting. The CSP actively participates in developing the Washington County – Annual MH/MR Plan. CSP is the voice of the community to help people with serious mental illness live independently in the community and to help develop needed mental health services such as housing, vocational training, employment, income, maintenance, medical care, and rehabilitation.
There are 4 subcommittees:
- Children and youth
- Managed Care
How can I join the CSP?
- The committee meets the second Tuesday of every month from 9 am to 11:30 am.
- If you are interested in attending or would like to join CSP, please contact the Mental Health Association for details.