The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is seeking individuals and family members of individuals who have received mental health and/or behavioral health services to participate in a Consumer and Family Discussion with a representative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) as a part of the 2018 Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Site Visit.

The Consumer and Family Discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 10AM-12:30PM.  Participants may attend in person at the OMHSAS Office in Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square (320 Market Street, Harrisburg) or via conference call.  SAMHSA requested that the individuals/family members in the Consumer and Family Group Discussion NOT be Planning Council Members.  However, OMHSAS welcomes referrals from Planning Council Members.

A separate meeting is scheduled for the Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) to provide feedback as a part of this site visit.  Planning Council members will receive a separate email from their MHPC committee co-chairs regarding the MHPC feedback session.

SAMHSA also requested that individuals/family members participating in this discussion represent a broad demographic.  In order to ensure this, OMHSAS is including a demographic survey as a part of the request to participate form.

Request to Participate Forms must be returned to Jill Stemple at jistemple@pa.gov no later than 5PM on Friday, February 15, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Jill Stemple at 717-409-3790 or jistemple@pa.gov.