After 10 years of advocacy, a residence for people with mental illness who would otherwise be incarcerated for felonies is finally on its way to The Bronx. Hope House is officially breaking ground Tuesday in Crotona, promising to house 16 people at a time who have conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The Greenburger […]
Families say publicly funded, privately run charter schools in New York are allowed to punish and discriminate against students by calling in emergency services.
THE CITY hosted a session at Brooklyn’s Central Library about how to get appropriate mental health support for kids in NYC public schools.
Penny’s arraignment came 12 days after he killed Neely in a crowded subway car in Lower Manhattan.
A week after Neely was killed in a subway car, Daniel Penny, the man who was recorded putting him in a fatal chokehold, had not been charged.
Despite a pledge to stop relying on police to deal with students who have mental health episodes, New York City schools have continued to call 911 on kids in distress thousands of times a year, an investigation by THE CITY and ProPublica found.
The subway rider was strangled by a fellow straphanger while seemingly in the throes of a mental health crisis. Police and prosecutors have released little information.
Join THE CITY’s Open Newsroom session on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library for a conversation on mental health resources in NYC public schools and how to get appropriate support for kids.
Medical institutions across the state have taken hundreds of beds assigned to mental health out of commission in the last few years. The governor says it’s time to bring them back or pay up.