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.

About the Department of Mental Health

Learn more about the history, structure, research, and demographics of the Department of Mental Health

DMH Offices

Find the Central Office, an area office, or a local service site. This page also contains an alphabetical listing of all Massachusetts cities and towns linking to the appropriate DMH site office that services your city or town.

MassRelay Service

MassRelay enables hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, or speech disabled.

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