About DMH

DMH   Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Vision and Mission Statement:

The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, 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.

The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

DMH Resource Guides

The Department of Mental Health publishes several resources guides that help consumers, families and the general public find information about our agency, our services and other statewide services and programs in the mental health community. Visit us online for the following: The DMH Resource Guide is a directory of the DMH, its Areas, Service Site Offices, facilities and contact information. A handy listing of cities and towns will direct you to the appropriate DMH Site Office and contact. The DMH Consumer and Family Resource Guide is a listing of information and referral resources made available from the DMH Information and Referral Line, toll free at 1-800-221-0053. Tailored for the needs of consumers and families, this guide provides information and referral in a variety of categories from accessing DMH services to listings of consumer organizations to contact information for legal resources for consumers. The Emergency Services Programs (ESP) Resource Guide lists all ESPs statewide, their location, corresponding cities and town and toll-free crisis number. The DMH Young Adult Resource Guide has been developed and updated to reflect the changing needs of the young adult population in DMH as well as those services and supports that accompany the young adult’s journey through education, employment, transportation, and housing. This guide is intended for young adults who need assistance in navigating these areas so that they may achieve their goals of recovery and become successful, independent adults who live and thrive in the community. We hope you find these resource guides helpful. Website of the Department of Mental Health

Southeast Area

Howard Baker-Smith, Area Director Ron Dailey, Director of Field Operations Theresa Harpold, M.D., Area Medical Director 165 Quincy Street Brockton, MA 02302 Phone (508) 897-2000 Fax (508) 897-2024 TTY (508) 897-2102 Julia Meehan, Director of Child/Adolescent Services Mary O’Regan, Ph.D., Area Forensic Director Plymouth Site Office 40 Industrial Park Rd Plymouth, MA 02360 Carver, DuxburyHalifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton Telephone # (508) 732-3000 Fax (508) 746-3224 TTY (508) 746-0847 Person in Charge Loretta Lyonnais Site Director