Tag: mental health

Gov. Hochul announces $50M to expand inpatient mental health care

Gov. Kathy Hochul, joined by the state's Office of Mental Health Commissioner Ann Sullivan, announced "sweeping investments" in mental health services, especially for youth, in a press conference on Jan. 11, 2023.

Jan. 11, 2024 By Emily Swanson Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday was joined by Bronx elected officials, city agencies, advocates and providers to announce $50 million in funding for the expansion of mental health facilities. The announcement was made Jan. 11 at the Bronx campus of the New York City Children’s Center in Westchester Square, a state-run facility with locations throughout the city. The $50 million is part of a $1 billion multi-year investment to significantly expand mental health services throughout the state. “By building a full continuum of mental health services and supports for youth, we can ensure our…
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Several mental health bills to support veterans passed by City Council 


Dec. 26, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Several pieces of legislation geared towards supporting veterans—two of which were introduced by Queens city council members—were passed by the council last week.  The Council put forward the Mental Health Roadmap in April as part of an effort to expand prevention and support services to those in need of mental health resources. It also sought to increase interagency coordination, address the shortage of mental health workers and limit the intersection with the criminal justice system, all while increasing awareness.  The second phase of the plan, unveiled in November, focused on the mental health needs…
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CM Holden calls for enhanced mental health initiatives following Mayor Adams’ announcement


Dec. 1, 2023 By Anthony Medina While Queens Council Member Robert Holden commends NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ work on supporting New Yorkers living with untreated severe mental illness and experiencing homelessness, he is emphasizing a need for further action. Mayor Adams, on Nov. 29, announced that more than half of the hardest-to-reach New Yorkers — documented on a “Top 50” list by the Coordinated Behavioral Health Task Force — were moved from the streets and into the care of a hospital or similar institution a year after the city’s plan to tackle severe mental illness was announced. The mayor also…
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