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Spread the Word About HandHold - New Media Tookit Now Available! 

12/01/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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Brooke Doyle Appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

11/02/2020 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Doyle has 30 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, including leadership roles at DMH

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Massachusetts Launches New Family-Friendly Website to Help Parents Support Children’s Mental Health  

10/23/2020 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

HandholdMA.org provides free tools and resources for parents concerned about their children’s mental health

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DMH Celebrates Global Peer Support Celebration Day 2020 

10/15/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Today, DMH celebrates the peer supporters who have changed the conversation about mental health and reshaped the way services are delivered.

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There could be more to the story 

10/06/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

You don't have to be an expert to support a friend in a time of need. Knowing how to recognize signs that something is wrong and start a conversation can make a huge difference to our loved ones. We can all Ask, Listen, Encourage, and Check in.

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Facebook Live: Mental Health and Your Family 

9/29/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

How can you recognize signs of psychological distress in your child? When, and how, can you seek help if you spot signs? The Boston Public Library and Massachusetts DMH are delighted to host a panel of experts to answer your questions.

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Mass Support to Host Suicide Prevention Town Hall 

9/18/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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Dates Set for Winter 2020 Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist Training 

9/16/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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Executive Office of Health and Human Services Announces Retirement of Department of Mental Health Commissioner Joan Mikula 

9/15/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Secretary Sudders salutes Commissioner Mikula’s 35-year career in public service and leadership for mental health parity and child and adolescent mental health

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Mental Health Stigmas in Communities of Color Discussion Available On-Demand! 

9/04/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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Coping with COVID-19 Stress in Children and Families of Color - Virtual Town Hall 

7/08/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Crisis Counseling Assistance Program  

6/23/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Call 888-215-4920 for Assistance

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Imagine Nation Station - Week 10: That's a Wrap! 

5/25/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Online Art and Activities from Express Yourself - updated weekly!

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New Resources to Help Massachusetts Residents Cope During COVID-19 

5/14/2020 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Public awareness effort launches today, championed by Senate President Spilka and HHS Secretary Sudders

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Finding Support for Mothers’ and Children’s Mental Health Needs during Covid-19 Pandemic 

4/09/2020 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

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