Mental Health Conversation

The Task Force was jointly established by Centre County Government and the Borough of State College to recommend enhancements to, and identify strengths of, the mental health crisis delivery system in Centre County. Specifically, the Task Force is tasked to examine the continuum of mental health crisis services, including:

  • Mobile Crisis Services
  • Delegate Crisis Services
  • Involuntary Commitment Warrant Procedures
  • Police Officers’ role in responding to Mental Health calls and 302 Warrant Procedures
  • Emergency Department Procedures
  • Post-Emergency Department Services

Task Force Final Report H:\MHID\Mental Health Task Force Final Report.pdf

The continuation of the Task Force was created by establishing a Progress Review Committee (PRC).   The PRC was comprised of members of the Task Force and met quarterly from 2021 – 2022 to review the recommendations and receive updates on the progress.  At the conclusion of their year, State College Borough created a Dashboard for the public to review the progress regarding the recommendations.   The public is welcome to review the Dashboard and the updates at:

The Centre County Board of Commissioners held a "Community Conversation about Mental Health Services in Centre County" on Thursday, June 27th.

The evening began with a presentation from staff of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the County's Office of Mental Health. They provided an overview of State law, regulations, and policies governing mental health services in the Commonwealth and outlined how counties implement these mandates.

Additionally, Centre County staff described the service delivery system in Centre County and presented an overview of services currently available.

Following the presentations, the public had an opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue about mental health services offered in Centre County.

Below are the Presentations along with the Questions and Responses.

Centre County Mental Health/Intellectual Disability/Early Intervention – Drug and Alcohol Presentation (PDF)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Presentation (PDF)

Questions and Responses from the June 27, 2019 Community Conversation about Mental Health (PDF)