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.