Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Brochure for Parents & Caregivers

The CBHI brochure - "Worried about the way your child is acting or feeling?" - provides information on behavioral health services available to children and youth - aged 21 and younger - and who are enrolled in MassHealth. The publication also includes regional contact information for Mobile Crisis Intervention, In-Home Therapy, and Intensive Care Coordination providers. This information is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

 

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

1-800-221-0053

The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work, and participate in their communities.

To access mental health services, complete the Child/Adolescent Application for DMH Mental Health Services (English)  doc format of Child/Adolescent Application for DMH Mental Health Serv

An individual can appeal the decision of DMH if they have been denied a request to received DMH services. Appeal Guidelines  pdf format of Appeal Guidelines doc format of                             Appeal Guidelines

Human Rights Handbook links to PDF file details the ways in which DMH strives to protect the rights of its clients.

 

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH)

617-742-7452                                                

MAMH provides individual case advocacy for individuals and families seeking services. MAMH also assists with the preparation of applications for adult or child and adolescent services from the Department of Mental Health, MassHelth, and other government departments.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI)

1-800-370-9085   

NAMI provides support for families with a person with a mental illness.

 

Department of Public Health, Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

1-800-882-1435

The Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health works with families, providers, and others to support children and youth with special health needs ages birth to 22 and their families.

The programs include:

    • Community Support Line
    • Care Coordination Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs
    • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
    • Family Initiatives
    • Family TIES of Massachusetts

 

UMass Medical School: Community Case Management

508-856-6222 or 1-800-842-9375

Community Case Management supports medically complex individuals so they can live safely in the community.