Department of Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
The Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Division of Child and Adolescent Services provides a variety of supports to Massachusetts youth with significant mental health needs and their families.DMH believes that families are experts on their children and both youth and family participation in treatment is essential to recovery process.
Every youth and family has strengths, which are important to help overcome challenges, and DMH services focus on building upon those strengths. Services offered through DMH are intended to be strengths-based, trauma- informed, family-driven, youth-guided, and respectful of the culture and preferred language of the youth and family.
APPLYING FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
To apply for DMH services, contact the Southeast Area DMH office at 508-897-8970.
Authorization for services considers the youth’s behaviors, mental health diagnosis and symptoms, the length of time the symptoms have been present, and how well he/she is able to function in the community.Services offered are based on needs and preferences of the youth and family and available resources
To access DMH Child/ Adolescent Application Forms, click on this link: DMH Application
Howard Baker-Smith, Area Director
Ron Dailey, Director of Field Operations
Theresa Harpold, M.D., Area Medical Director
Plymouth Site Office 40 Industrial Park Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360
Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton
Fax (508) 746-3224
TTY (508) 746-0847
Person in Charge
Brockton area: 65 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