Our work matters

Our mission at DMH is to optimize the hope, wellbeing and life trajectory of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable through access to care and resources that promote not only independence and personal recovery but also connectedness and community reintegration.

We offer a diverse range of programs that provide our staff with great support and a sense of community united by this common mission.

We envision an LA County unified by shared intention and cross-sector collaboration that helps those suffering from serious mental illness heal, grow and flourish by providing easy access to the right services and the right opportunities at the right time in the right place from the right people.

We are committed to the strategic and disciplined use of available resources to achieve these goals by emboldening outreach and engagement methods, streamlining systems of access to care, expanding holistic paradigms for healing, and sustaining contact with those we serve for as long as needed. 

Click here to view our Strategic Plan.

Our work matters, and there’s no better place to change a meaningful and rewarding psychiatric career than the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Learn more about how we are supporting our community

Our department supports the wellbeing of our County family, friends and colleagues. News and updates about COVID-19 may trigger anxiety, panic, frustration and depression—even when your risk of getting sick is low. Learn more about resources DMH has available to address the mental health & wellbeing needs and concern of our community

Unmatched Growth Opportunities

One of the most respected, stable, successful and growing mental health departments in the country
Strong career ladder for those interested in advancing into supervisory and clinical leadership positions