The California Women’s Mental Health Policy Council (WMHPC), founded in 1999, was a statewide non-partisan membership organization, with a mission to ensure effective, gender-specific culturally appropriate mental health services for women and girls. The Policy Council achieved its mission through training, research, and advocacy.
The WMHPC was governed by a volunteer steering committee and achieves much of its work through the commitment and involvement of the steering committee and the general council membership. The WMHPC received its funding from public charitable foundations and other public funding sources.
The WMHPC invited persons to join us who share our goals. Members received notification of our publications, were invited to join our Annual Meetings, and were invited to participate in our ListServe sharing information about issues affecting the mental health of women and girls in California.
The goal was to develop systems to support and nurture the network of CWMHPC women we were building through the use of technology. A listserve was being developed for the Council. A link on the CIBHS web site would lead to a page that was devoted to information related to Women’s Mental Health.