May Institute

Behavioral Health / Overview

Announcement: Effective July 1, 2017, May Institute will transition its behavioral health services in Fall River, West Roxbury, and Walpole, Mass., to other providers.

It has been our great pleasure to serve the many individuals and families who have entrusted us with their care and we have appreciated the opportunity to provide quality mental health services.

To ensure continuity of the excellent services and a seamless transition, we are transitioning the services provided in these locations to:

Northeast Health Services (Formerly Hyland Clinic in Fall River, Mass.)

Hyland Behavioral Health Center
126 Cove Street
Fall River, Mass. 02720


Children’s Therapeutic After-school Program (Formerly Children’s Therapeutic After-school Program in West Roxbury, Mass.)

Nicole Chester, M.S.
Director of Day Services
Italian Home for Children
1125 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130
617-524-3116 ext.395

Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) (Formerly The May Counseling Center in Walpole, Mass.)

Strattus Mental Health Services
20 Eastbrook Road, Suite 201
Dedham, Mass. 02026

Intake Clinician

May Institute Pediatric Services

May Institute will continue to offer in-home behavioral services through Massachusetts’ Health and Human Services Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), and pediatric specialty services in partnership with the Fernandes Center for Children and Families at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Mass.


Behavioral Health/Overview

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, tens of millions of Americans are affected by mental health issues, or mental illness.

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can impact a person's ability to function or cope. They can affect mood, thinking, and behavior. They range from mild to severe disorders, and can begin at almost any age. They affect individuals of all ages, races, and genders.

There are many different types of mental health issues. Some of the most common are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral challenges, feeding disorders, learning disabilities and attention difficulties.

Evidence-based treatments can make a significant different in people’s lives. Research indicates that a combination of psychotherapy and medication is the most efficacious approach to treatment.