Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project
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Connecting Primary Care with Child Psychiatry
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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!

If you are a MCPAP-enrolled MCPAP primary care clinician and would like a hard copy of a Pocket Guide for Primary Care Professionals: Assessment and Interventions with Potentially Suicidal Patients or a copy of a Safety Planning Guide: A Quick Guide for Clinicians,, contact your regional MCPAP team.

View an American Association of Suicidality webinar titled Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care, Click here. CME credit is available. Cost is $40.

Suicide Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK



Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder(DMDD)

It is normal for children to have occasional temper tantrums and periods of irritability. But when this behavior far exceeds the norm, a child may suffer from disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), a new diagnosis that is included in the fifth and latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Read more.

Are Patients Diagnosed with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder(DMDD) Eligible to Receive Special Education Services ? Read more.

DMDD Resources

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Children's Behavioral Health Initiative Services (CBHI):

Other Resources:

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.