New Report: Massachusetts has cut mental health by $ 63.5 million over three years; budget squeeze expected to increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2011 Contact: Lynda Michaud Cutrell LyndaMHD@yahoo.com or Phone: 617-592-5625 New Report: Massachusetts has cut mental health by $ 63.5 million over three years; budget squeeze expected to increase Massachusetts has cut state mental health care by 9.35 percent from fiscal years 2009 to 2011—ranking 16th in the nation proportionately, according…

Save Mental Health Care!

Annual Legislative Advocacy Day Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:00 AM – 2 PM State House, Nurses Hall Advocacy Event – Presentation and Lunch 10 am – 12:30 pm Representative Elizabeth A. Malia, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Senator John Keenan, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse NAMI member:…

Message from Commissioner Barbara Leadholm

Message from Commissioner Barbara Leadholm, M.S., M.B.A Department of Mental Health March 2, 2011 Last week Secretary Bigby announced a new initiative to improve the service delivery system for children and families seeking assistance from agencies within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Over the past several years, there have been many forums…

A Message from Secretary Judy Ann Bigby, EOHHS

A Message from Secretary Judy Ann Bigby Executive Office of Health and Human Services Dear colleagues, I am writing to follow up on an email I sent to you last week regarding our ongoing efforts to improve the services and supports we offer to children, youth and families across our agencies.  As I mentioned in…