As part of a federal law signed by Trump in 2020, callers will be able to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and its local outposts simply by dialing 988. In the city, those calls are plugging into the existing NYC Well.
A pilot program aimed at reducing potentially volatile police interactions with people in mental health crises got off to a bumpy start, with cops still responding to the vast majority of 911 calls, THE CITY has learned. The program, part of Mayor de Blasio’s much-criticized $1 billion ThriveNYC program, started June 6 in three Harlem […]
Public Advocate Jumanne Williams wants an explanation about what’s holding up Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for cops to bring individuals in mental-health distress to professionally staffed “diversion centers” instead of hospital emergency rooms or jail. De Blasio originally announced the diversion center plan in 2014, his first year as mayor. As he gets set […]
We took a peek inside a shuttered Bronx facility where NYPD cops are supposed to take emotionally distressed New Yorkers to get help. Another center in East Harlem has served just 45 people — coming out to $1.1 million per visit.
Police body camera footage released Tuesday shows how, within two minutes, cops arrived, Tased and shot the 32-year-old man in his Bronx apartment last year.
The city’s First Lady officially has eight employees who support ThriveNYC and other projects. But at least 14 people on the government payroll work on her team, ahead of a potential Brooklyn borough president run.
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. City officials this week are unveiling an overhaul of first lady Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC mental health project — cutting programs, establishing new goals and putting a greater emphasis on people with serious mental illness. […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. In the coming weeks, police responding to mental health-related 911 calls in two New York City neighborhoods are due to begin a grand experiment. For the first time, cops will drop off people experiencing […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. When veteran cops Joe Smarro and Ernie Stevens respond to a potentially volatile 911 call involving a person experiencing a mental health crisis, they’re usually not wearing the uniform of the San Antonio Police […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Less than a week after police fatally shot a schizophrenic man who seriously injured a cop in a Brooklyn nail salon, his sister got a shocking call from a city mental health official. “They’re […]