How's Your Child's Mental Health?Order a free supply of How's Your Child's Mental Health? brochures in English and/or in Spanish. PCC Plan providers, click here to order. All others click here to order.
Suicide Prevention Resources
MCPAP is distributing suicide prevention resources for primary care clinicians. We thank the
Suicide Prevention Resource Center for providing these resources!
Coordinating Care for Children and Youth with Serious Mental Health Issues
There are programs available that are improving behavioral health care coordination in Massachusetts. Learn more by downloading the full article here.
Chronic Care for Mental Health ConditionsWhile physical illnesses such as asthma and diabetes that occur in children are routinely treated as chronic conditions, the same is not always true for behavioral health conditions, such as ADHD and depression. Learn how to apply the chronic care model to behavioral health conditions by downloading the full article here.
MCPAP Response to New York Times article "Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions"
On February 2, 2013, a New York Times article,"Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions," looked at the widespread use of stimulant medications by college students seeking to boost their academic achievement.While the article raises some serious issues, it is important to remember that ADHD has been extensively studied and validated as a neurobehavioral diagnosis, and stimulant medications have been shown to be highly effective for most children in reducing core symptoms of ADHD.
However, misuse of stimulants can have serious consequences. Learn more by downloading the full MCPAP response article here.
RESOURCES FOR THE MEDICAL HOMEChildren's Behavioral Health Initiative Services (CBHI):
The statewide number for Emergency Service Program/Mobile Crisis is
1-877-382-1609. ESP services are available to people of all ages who are uninsured or are covered by MassHealth (Medicaid plans), Medicare, and some commercial insurance companies.
MCPAP enrolled practices may call MCPAP for questions pertaining to behavioral health issues including questions about navigating the mental health system.
Click here for help on navigating the special education system in Massachusetts.