Division of Behavioral Health Services

Consumer Advisory Board for Persons with a Serious Mental Illness

The statewide Consumer Advisory Board provides recommendations and input to the Division of Behavioral Health Services. With support from bureau staff the Consumer Advisory Board coordinates a Statewide Consumer's Conference annually. This year approximately 175 consumers participated in the conference. Bureau staff also continues to facilitate the attendance and participation of consumers at other regional and national consumer conferences. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, Bureau staff assisted more than 20 consumers in attending conferences. In addition, travel and stipend support for consumers is provided to assist participation on various boards and councils, including the Statewide Advisory Panel on Integrated Treatment, Regional Behavioral Health Authority consumer advisory panels, Behavioral Health Planning Council and Recovery Training workshops.