Massachusetts Association for Mental Health MAMH

Educate - Mobilize - Advocate. 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

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What We Do MAMH

MAMH solves problems in disparities in benefits and access to care through strategic advocacy partnerships. We target reforms in public policy, service delivery and payment methods to improve access to care and end disparities in receipt of a broad range of benefits, treatments and recovery supports upon which our constituents depend to protect

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Our History MAMH

Founding of MAMH. The Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc. (MAMH) was established in 1913 under the name Massachusetts Society for …

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S.3097, An Act addressing barriers to care for mental health, will improve access to behavioral health care for every individual and family in the Commonwealth. The bill makes important improvements to support mental health and …

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Facts & Figures MAMH

Facts & Figures. Our policy priorities include improving children's mental health, reforming the criminal justice system, addressing the impact of racism on mental health, expanding access to housing and services, and promoting trauma-informed policy. We share some of the most striking data on these issues that have helped to shape our

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Healthy People 2020 Approach to Social Determinants of …

Underlying factors for each social determinant of health include: ( Healthy People 2020) Economic Stability – employment, food insecurity, housing instability and poverty. Education – early childhood education and development, enrollment …

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Asian American Mental Health Forum: Building Resilience

Date: July 30, 2022, 10:30 AM – 4 PM. This annual conference addresses mental health concerns among Asian American communities, including the racial disparities, social stigmas, and cultural barriers that often limit access to mental health services and treatment. It is a gathering of health providers, researchers, policy makers, service

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Stigma and Mental Illness MAMH

Stigma leads others to avoid living, socializing, or working with, renting to, or employing people with mental disorders - especially severe disorders, such as schizophrenia. It leads to low self-esteem, isolation, and hopelessness. It deters the public from seeking and wanting to pay for care. Responding to stigma, people with mental health

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Network of Care MAMH

Find Mental Health Services with Network of Care . Network of Care Massachusetts is a statewide online resource providing a comprehensive, searchable directory to help Massachusetts residents find information on behavioral health services and treatment in their community. Network of Care Massachusetts includes more than 5,000 mental health, substance use, and …

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MassHealth: The Basics

MassHealth is Massachusetts’ name for its Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance CHIP programs. MassHealth provides coverage for over 1.8 million members more than a quarter of the state’s residents and has been the centerpiece of state health care reform. MassHealth is an important contributor to the state’s high insured rate.

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We promote older adult behavioral health across the… MAMH

The Older Adult Behavioral Health Network (OABHN) (formerly the Massachusetts Aging and Mental Health Coalition) was established in 1999 to advocate for accessible and quality mental health and substance use services for older adults. Membership in OABHN is open to all individuals and organizations serving the needs of older adults, including

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Brief History on Parity Legislation MAMH

Brief History on Parity Legislation. In 1996, Congress passed the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA), which applied to large employer group plans. The MHPA equalized the annual and lifetime benefit limits for mental health and physical health. This was the nation’s first small step to insuring fairness in health insurance for people with mental

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Older Adult Behavioral Health MAMH

As baby boomers age, the older adult population in Massachusetts is expected to grow from 14% in 2010 to 21% of the state population by the year 2030. Today 59% of older adults age 65 or older in Massachusetts are female, 50% are married, and 32% live alone. Per 2016 US Census Data there are 1.08 million people 65 and older in Massachusetts or

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988 Crisis Hotline: Reimagining Crisis Services MAMH

988 and Massachusetts. The FCC mandate applies to the country as a whole, but will require action by individual states to be a success. In the Commonwealth, “An Act to better coordinate suicide prevention services, behavioral health crisis care and emergency services through 988 implementation (H.2081/S.1274)” would create a behavioral health emergency response …

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Trainings and Webinars MAMH

Breaking Down Silos: Overview of Aging Resources for Behavioral Health Providers. This webinar explains how to partner with aging services to support older adults with behavioral health conditions and serves as an introduction to the roles of Aging Services Access Points, and more. Recorded Webinar.

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