Effective July 1, 2016, Sutter-Yuba Mental Health Services is going by a new name: Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health.
For decades, residents of Sutter and Yuba Counties have received mental health and substance use disorder treatment at Sutter-Yuba Mental Health Services (SYMHS). The title of this long-time community service provider has made no mention of substance use disorder treatment.
On July 8, 2014 the Mental Health Advisory Board and the Substance Use Advisory Board decided to merge the two consumer, family, and community member-run boards and create one integrated advisory board. This new board was titled the Behavioral Health Advisory Board. Since this time, SYMHS has been steadily integrating mental health and substance use treatment programs.
By integrating these disciplines, services are being tailored to better address the needs of individuals with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
In addition, across the state, the merging of mental health and substance use disorder functions at the county level has increased the use of the term “behavioral” which succinctly bridges the traditional gap between the disciplines of mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment providers.
On May 24, 2016 the Sutter County Board of Supervisors approved a request to change the name of Sutter-Yuba Mental Health Services to Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health, effective July 1, 2016.
In addition to the name change, Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health has adopted a logo that encompasses the belief that each mind matters, that recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders is possible, and that we can be the catalyst to empower a healthy community. Our name will change, but our commitment to providing essential mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for our bi-county community is unchanging.
For More Information, contact Tony Hobson, Ph.D., Assistant Director Human Services, Behavioral Health Director, 822-7200.