Transparency Suite

Client Services Information Dashboard

Information on Californians receiving one or more publicly funded mental health service.

The Client Services Information (CSI) Demographic Dashboard provides an overview of who is served in California’s public mental health system for adults with serious mental illnesses (or children with “severe emotional disturbances”), focused on such characteristics as age, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and language spoken. Covered services include certain non-Medi-Cal services as well as Medi-Cal specialty mental health services. A person is counted as being served during a fiscal year if one or more of their CSI service dates fall within the fiscal year. The dashboard generally does not include services provided under MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention programming.

The dashboard contains three sections: (1) an overview section that looks at aggregated data for all CSI clients by fiscal year, (2) a regional section that looks at aggregated data for CSI clients by age group, region, fiscal year and demographic category, and (3) a county section that looks at aggregated data by for CSI clients by age group, county, fiscal year and demographic category. Data is presented for the percentage of the total population represented by the chosen demographic category. Users can hover over an individual bar to see the person count and a time-series line graph for that particular category.

Key Findings/Highlights

The total number of persons served with publicly funded specialty mental health services statewide has been between 625K and 650K in most years. While the trend line for the data does show some upward movement over time, it is relatively flat.

Latino/a (40.8% in FY 2018-19) and White/Caucasian (23.0% in FY 2018-19) make up nearly 64% of persons served with publicly funded specialty mental health services statewide as reported in the Client Services Information System (CSI). The Latino/a percentage has been steadily increasing while the White/Caucasian percentage has been steadily decreasing since FY 2010-11.