Massachusetts Association for Mental Health | MAMH

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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.

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Estimating the Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 and the resulting public health response will have a dramatic impact on mental health and substance use in Massachusetts, even after the pandemic has passed. MAMH partnered with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute to share estimates of that impact and offer policy recommendations to address both the causes and consequences.

Criminal Justice System Reform

In Middlesex County Jail & House of Correction, about 45% of inmates and detainees have mental health or substance use conditions. The Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission is proposing an effective model to provide short-term crisis stabilization, triage people to the appropriate levels of treatment, help individuals navigate the complex behavioral health system, and increase the use of services supporting social determinants of health in the community.

Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Children and adolescents seeking behavioral health care often experience delays in access to quality services. MAMH and the Children's Mental Health Campaign propose a model for building an effective, sustainable system of Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care to provide earlier intervention while reducing the need for hospitalization. Our newly-released 2nd edition report addresses the unique needs of children with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

MAMH Statement on Racism and Inequities

MAMH recognizes that racism undercuts the health and well being - including mental health - of individuals and communities. This statement reaffirms our commitment to structural reform to eliminate racism and inequities.

Older Adults and Trauma

Older adults are most at risk both for severity of COVID-19 symptoms and for loneliness and neglect during social distancing. For older adults who have experienced trauma or chronic stress during their lifetime, this time may be especially stressful. Our new webinar series focuses on older adults and trauma.

The State of Mental Health in America 2021

Massachusetts is ranked 3rd in the nation for access to behavioral health services and treatment in this annual report by Mental Health America, but there is still much work to be done.

Preventing Suicide

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 video. For 24/7, free and confidential support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.