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August 22, 2017 | By Benjamin Mueller

For people in New York with severe mental illness, the path to treatment has increasingly passed through the city’s public hospitals, even as health officials and private hospitals try to accelerate years of slow progress by providing people with better outpatient care.

A new report shows that treatment is being provided more and more by the city’s strained public hospital system, as financial pressures on Read More

    August 28, 2017 | prweb.com

    Westchester Toyota held its 23rd Give Back Donation Event on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. The Westchester Toyota family, members of the three nonprofits and people of the community gathered at the dealership located at 2167 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. The three deserving charities, Gullotta House, NAMI Westchester and Pajama Program were honored and awarded their prizes.

    Each organization was awarded its donation based on the number of votes it received on Westchester Toyota’s Read More

    July 20, 2017 | NAMI.ORG

    Wondering what is happening with health reform? Every day–and sometimes multiple times a day–the news changes.

    But what doesn’t change is NAMI’s simple test for health reform: Will Americans have more mental health coverage and better care? To date, the answer has been no. Whether it’s the revised Senate bill, repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or repeal and delay, Congress is overlooking millions of Americans who live with mental illness.

    All of the proposals would:

    Strip Read More

    July 10, 2017 | By Elena Schatell

    As the racial demographic of the U.S. continues to shift, the mental health field faces the challenge of creating equal, culturally sensitive services for all. Many people are unable to attain their highest level of mental wellness for several reasons, and the culture of mental health is just one barrier. Closely tied to race and ethnicity, “culture” refers to a group of people who share a set of beliefs, norms, values and attitudes. The Read More

    July 06, 2017 | by Sam Raskin

    At a recent training session, just over 35 New York City Housing Authority staff members assembled at the authority’s downtown offices last Thursday. The course, which included eight topics, was part of the city’s ThriveNYC mental health care plan, one piece of which is 2,000 NYCHA employees receiving mental health care training so that they can more carefully and helpfully interact with public housing residents who may be experiencing mental health challenges.

    The eight session Read More

    July 26, 2017 | By Carl Campanile

    The No. 1 reason people are being admitted to the city’s municipal hospitals is mental illness, according to a study released Wednesday.

    The Independent Budget Office reported that mental problems accounted for 13 percent of all admissions to NYC Health + Hospitals facilities in 2014, the last year for which complete data was available.

    The study also found that those admissions surged 20 percent between 2009 and 2014, from 20,550 to 24,050.

    But over the same Read More

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