Testimony of Commissioner Barbara Leadholm, M.S., M.B.A

Department of Mental Health FY2012 Budget Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means Committee  February 18, 2011 The Department of Mental Health is pleased to present this written testimony concerning the FY2012 House 1 budget recommendation for the Department. Over the course of any given year, the Department of Mental…

Message from Commissioner Barbara Leadholm, M.S., M.B.A

Message from Mass. Dept. of Mental Health Commissioner Barbara Leadholm, M.S., M.B.A February 21, 2011 Last month, our mental health community was shaken by the death of Stephanie Moulton, a mental health worker with our partner provider North Suffolk Mental Health Association. We all grieve her loss and are deeply saddened for her family, friends,…

Nomination to the Massachusetts Parole Board

February 9, 2011 The Honorable Deval Patrick Office of the Governor State House, Room 280, Boston, MA  02133 Re:  Nomination to the Parole Board Dear Governor Patrick: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI), recommends James P. Young, MS, LSW, LADCI to the Parole Board. NAMI’s mission is to improve the quality…

Letter to the Boston Globe Editor

February 4, 2011 Letter to the Globe Editor: There is a disturbing pattern of disproportionately higher cuts to services to people with mental illness. We fully understand there’s a budget crisis, however, Governor Patrick and his Administration needs to recognize the domino effect these cuts will have on people with mental illness and their families.…