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MAMH Awards Grants to Support Behavioral Health Urgent Care in Schools

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With funding from Mass General Brigham, MAMH has awarded five Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHC) grants to better support students with urgent mental health and substance use needs.

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Outdoor public piano returns to Newburyport, supporting mental health, our pandemic recovery, and a young boy named Charli

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A new public piano, first installed in 2021 by a Newburyport resident and rising senior at Virginia Tech, aims to raise awareness for mental health and funds for a 10-year-old boy.

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Refresh Your Mental Health!

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How do you refresh and support your mental health? We asked students to answer this question through a variety of art forms including drawing, photography, illustration, and more.

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Refresh Your Mental Health: 2022 Youth Expressions Art Contest

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May is Mental Health Month! MAMH and the Massachusetts Health Council are excited to announce the start of our third annual May is Mental Health “Youth Expressions” Art Contest

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An Important Step: Increasing Investments in Behavioral Health

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Newly filed legislation from the Baker Administration seeks to increase investment in primary care and behavioral health care, representing an important step toward sufficient investment in a comprehensive health system.

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Happy 2-Year Anniversary to Network of Care Massachusetts!

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Since its launch two years ago, Network of Care Massachusetts has become an integral resource for residents of the Commonwealth seeking behavioral health support and care.

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Breaking down behavioral health spending in the governor's FY23 budget

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In late January, Gov. Charlie Baker released his proposed FY23 budget for the state of Massachusetts. How did behavioral health care fare? MAMH has a summary.

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Families Support Mental Health Education as Part of Overall Health and Wellness

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The vast majority of parents support providing mental health education in schools, according to a national survey released Dec. 14.

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MAMH Joins National Leaders to Promote Consensus Plan for 988 Crisis Hotline

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The Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH) today joined 14 of the nation’s leading mental health organizations to release a consensus plan to guide implementation of 988 – a new crisis hotline scheduled to be operational nationwide in July 2022.

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MAMH Applauds Senate Passage of the Mental Health ABC Act 2.0: Addressing Barriers to Care

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The Senate's passage on Nov. 17 of the Mental Health ABC Act 2.0 (S.2572) is an important next step in ensuring that all residents of the Commonwealth can get the right care at the right time for mental health and substance use conditions.

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MAMH Mourns the Passing of Dr. Aaron T. Beck

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Dr. Beck developed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and revolutionized mental health treatment around the world.

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MAMH Awarded MGB Grant to Promote Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care

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MAMH received a $3 million grant from Mass General Brigham (MGB) to develop and implement a services grant program for Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care over the next four years.

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MA Ranked First in MHA Annual "State of Mental Health" Report

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Massachusetts is ranked first among all states in Mental Health America's 2022 State of Mental Health report, but much work remains to reduce the impact of mental health conditions.

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A Night of Celebration! Highlights From our 2021 Friend and Leader Awards Dinner

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This past Wednesday, October 13th, MAMH honored leaders in Massachusetts who collectively guided us through the first 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic at the 108th Friend & Leader Awards this October.

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MAMH and WCVB Channel 5 partner for Day of Awareness on Mental Health & Wellness

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MAMH is joining WCVB Channel 5 for a Mental Health & Well Being Day of Awareness to highlight the post-pandemic challenges facing Massachusetts residents, especially young adults.

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You've Got a Friend in Me! MA students respond to our 2021 Youth Expressions Contest

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How can you support a friend struggling with their mental health? We asked students to answer this through art in one of the following categories: audiovisual, written, or artistic still.

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MAMH launches #JustAsk

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If we've learned one thing from the pandemic, it's that none of us are superhuman. #JustAsk is a multimedia campaign to help young adults take control of their mental health by reaching out to friends, families, and resources to provide support.

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Former Congressman Joseph Kennedy III joins MAMH Board of Directors

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Joe Kennedy has served MA for more than a decade – first as an assistant district attorney and later as a congressman. We’re pleased to announce that he’ll now be serving on the MAMH Board of Directors, working to advance behavioral and mental health policy.