Since 1913, the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH) has worked to improve understanding of mental health conditions and combat disparities in health services access. We envision a day when all individuals and families across the Commonwealth have the resources and opportunities they need to promote resilience and protect overall health. 

Right now, the Massachusetts State Senate is setting its budget priorities for FY2020. Let your Senator know that mental health and substance use treatment are important issues to you by asking that they co-sponsor crucial budget amendments. Click here for more information.

Children and adolescents seeking behavioral health care are faced with delays in access to a fragmented system that is variable in its capacity, quality, and intensity across all service types. With key support from the Miller Innovation Fund, MAMH and its partners in the Children's Mental Health Campaign propose a multi-pronged strategy to build an effective, sustainable system of Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care to provide earlier intervention while reducing the need for hospitalization. Read our report here. 

Even with health insurance, too many people seeking mental health or substance use treatment can't find a provider who is available to support them. On May 7, MAMH President and CEO Danna Mauch joined Kate Ginnis (Boston Children's Hospital) in delivering testimony on behalf of the Children's Mental Health Campaign supporting legislation to improve health insurance provider directories to facilitate timely access to services. No more ghost networks! Read the Campaign's testimony here. 

Hear Danna Mauch talk with WBUR reporter Martha Bebinger about why walk-in mental health and urgent care centers are so important to increasing timely access to life-saving mental health treatment and supports. 

Join MAMH in supporting the International Declaration for Zero Suicide Healthcare​. No suicide is fated!

Learn more by watching the Zero Suicide Call to Action​.