Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC-DMH or DMH), is the largest county mental health department in the United States and provides mental health services for Los Angeles County residents.[1] DMH directly operates 75 program sites in the county and serves over 250,000 patients annually.[2] DMH's headquarters is located on Vermont Avenue in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California.[3]

Department overview
JurisdictionLos Angeles County
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
34°03′51″N 118°17′29″W / 34.064225°N 118.291431°W / 34.064225; -118.291431Coordinates: 34°03′51″N 118°17′29″W / 34.064225°N 118.291431°W / 34.064225; -118.291431
Employees4,011 (2010)[1]
Annual budgetUS$1,584,061,000 (2010)[1]
Department executive
  • Jonathan Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.[4], Director of Mental Health
Websitedmh.lacounty.gov





List of LAC-DMH directors[edit]

  • 1978-1984 Dr. John Richard "J.R." Elpers, Psy.D
  • 1984-1992 Roberto Quiroz, MSW
  • 1992-1998 Dr. Areta Crowell, Psy.D
  • 1998-2016 Dr. Marvin Southard, DSW
  • 2016-present Dr. Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Assessor" (PDF). County of Los Angeles Annual Report 2009-2010. Public Affairs, Chief Executive Office. p. 41. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "About DMH". Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Koreatown". Mapping L.A. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Department of Mental Health - hope. recovery. wellbeing". Department of Mental Health.

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