About Us


Family members and friends. Children and the elderly, rich and poor. Mental illness can affect anyone - no matter what age, sex, gender or ethnic background.

Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by getting help and by learning ways to better manage their illness.

Led by Mental Health Director, Halsey Simmons, Solano County Mental Health assists over 4,000 children, youth and adults each year who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis or who have significant mental and emotional disabilities. Services include: crisis and brief therapy, case management, psychiatric assessments and medication, outpatient treatment, and a range of community support services, including a client-run Self-Help Center.

  "Despite many challenges to the local economy, there is increasing sensitivity to the needs of the mentally ill in Solano County, and a realization on the part of local government and city government that mental illness is a priority area for action that affects not only those challenged with illness, but all Solano residents. By recognizing that mental illness is a challenge best met by the community through the elimination of stigma and prejudice, by maintaining or putting in place critical services, and working with mental health consumers and family members to promote self-sufficiency, resiliency and recovery, Solano County is hard at work to better the lives of those affected by mental illness.”

Halsey Simmons, MFT
Mental Health Director

Solano County Mental Health Mission

To provide mental health services and supports in Solano County that are person-centered, safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable, that are supported by friends and community, that promote wellness/recovery, and that fully incorporate shared decision making between consumers, family members and providers.

Overarching Principles

Care is provided to promote the self defined recovery, family and child resiliency as well as positive development of each person served.

Care is provided in a culturally and linguistically competent way with sensitivity to and awareness of the persons’ self-identified culture, race, ethnicity, language preference, age, gender sexual orientation, disability, religious/spiritual beliefs and socio-economic status.

There are no disparities for individuals or groups of individuals in accessibility, availability or quality of mental health services provided. 

Solano County Mental Health Vision

Individuals of all ages will receive support to optimize their best development, increase their resiliency and recover from metal illness.

Solano County Mental Health Values

Hope    Empowerment
Resilience   Inclusion
Choice   Self-reliance & responsibility
Community Integration    

Meaningful quality of life

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