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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

8th May 2019

Harbor Health is wearing green to show support for access to mental health care

May is Mental Health Month and a time to focus on the  issue of access to mental health care in our community.

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, 1 in 5 people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetimes.

In Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation recently found that more than half (56.8%) of adults who tried to get care for mental health or substance use disorders reported difficulties getting it.  Access to care is also difficult for children and teens.  The Parent and Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) says that 79% of children aged 6 to 17 with mental disorders do not receive appropriate care.

Our teams across all our locations wore green on May 8 to show our support for the PPAL​’s “Light It Up Green” campaign and providing access to mental health care to everyone in our community.  See our photos from around Harbor Health below!

Behavioral Health Care at Harbor Health

Harbor Health’s community health centers offer behavioral health care services to our patients.  We also offer recovery services at our Dorchester, Plymouth, and Hyannis health centers.  Talk to your primary care provider for mental health resources for you or a family member – we want to help!

Photos from Around Harbor Health