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  • CPI: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by consumers
  • IPD: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by governments
  • Economic Growth: adjusts for changes in the size of the state economy (measured in terms of total personal income)
  • None: does not capture changes in the value of a dollar over time.

Mental Health

funding levels adjusted for economic growth

  • Funding History

Adjusting for Economic Growth

The numbers on this page have been adjusted to reflect changes in the size of the Massachusetts economy. This is particularly useful for tracking spending across large sections of the budget or over long periods of time, because it lets us see what share of our total resources we are devoting to things like Education or Health Care. But it is less useful—and can be highly distorting—when applied to smaller categories or individual programs. For a fuller explanation, along with a caution about why you need to be careful to always look at comparable years in an economic cycle, see our factsheet.

Adjusted for economic growth NOT adjusted
FY16$917,086,847$748,195,077
FY15$895,031,613$711,640,006
FY14$980,435,720$707,766,732
FY13$930,242,066$660,440,320
FY12$964,388,673$651,018,701
FY11$968,055,295$628,295,298
FY10$1,064,371,895$634,014,849
FY09$1,121,026,562$649,046,907
FY08$1,023,979,460$667,406,853
FY07$1,060,155,656$646,629,706
FY06$1,096,986,265$630,961,957
FY05$1,145,182,771$595,895,276
FY04$1,220,595,743$591,841,704
FY03$1,327,510,908$602,541,998
FY02$1,343,850,416$606,396,221
FY01$1,272,288,485$596,471,022
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Funding for Mental Health
10.4%

comparisons adjusted for economic growth

Adjusting for Economic Growth

The numbers on this page have been adjusted to reflect changes in the size of the Massachusetts economy. This is particularly useful for tracking spending across large sections of the budget or over long periods of time, because it lets us see what share of our total resources we are devoting to things like Education or Health Care. But it is less useful—and can be highly distorting—when applied to smaller categories or individual programs. For a fuller explanation, along with a caution about why you need to be careful to always look at comparable years in an economic cycle, see our factsheet.

Adjusted for economic growth NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$910,654,638$910,654,638
FY20$932,496,224$907,872,253

funding levels adjusted for economic growth

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Behavioral Health Access, Outreach and Support Trust Fund$0$0$10,271,227$0
Department of Mental Health Administration and Operations$30,395,524$28,941,639$30,064,769$29,553,995
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services$101,734,477$96,262,399$96,539,986$92,045,059
Adult Mental Health and Support Services$428,925,659$500,936,650$509,781,834$497,387,978
Adult Community-Based Placements for People Discharged from Continuing Care$4,435,855$0$0$0
Statewide Homelessness Support Services$25,204,184$23,561,185$23,512,958$22,734,301
CHOICE Program Retained Revenue$138,620$129,584$128,390$125,000
Emergency Services and Mental Health Care$26,728,061$24,987,253$22,770,215$22,139,598
Forensic Services$10,238,527$11,193,382$11,305,023$11,066,817
Worcester Recovery Center Report$0$0$51,356$0
Inpatient Facilities and Community-Based Mental Health$228,028,913$215,866,613$227,556,904$235,101,890
Occupancy Fees Retained Revenue$554,482$518,337$513,561$500,000
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Behavioral Health Access, Outreach and Support Trust Fund$0$0$10,271,227$0
Dept. of Mental Health Reserve$0$0$0$0
Psychiatric Services to Children and Adolescents$0$0$0$0
Department of Mental Health Administration and Operations$30,395,524$28,941,639$30,064,769$29,553,995
Provider Worker Certification$0$0$0$0
Physical Plant Improvements$0$0$0$0
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services$101,734,477$96,262,399$96,539,986$92,045,059
Step-Down Services for Children and Adolescents$0$0$0$0
Adult Mental Health and Support Services$428,925,659$500,936,650$509,781,834$497,387,978
Adult Community-Based Placements$0$0$0$0
Adult Community-Based Placements for People Discharged from Continuing Care$4,435,855$0$0$0
Reimbursement Initiatives Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Statewide Homelessness Support Services$25,204,184$23,561,185$23,512,958$22,734,301
CHOICE Program Retained Revenue$138,620$129,584$128,390$125,000
DMH Employee Chargeback Costs$0$0$0$0
Emergency Services and Mental Health Care$26,728,061$24,987,253$22,770,215$22,139,598
Emergency Services and Acute Mental Health Care Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Forensic Services$10,238,527$11,193,382$11,305,023$11,066,817
Worcester Recovery Center Report$0$0$51,356$0
Inpatient Facilities and Community-Based Mental Health$228,028,913$215,866,613$227,556,904$235,101,890
Medfield State Consolidation$0$0$0$0
Occupancy Fees Retained Revenue$554,482$518,337$513,561$500,000