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.
Queens residents are having their say now, but the state will have the final word on what goes up on 55 acres of a campus that’s been underused for decades.
More than 8,700 children in New York City are grieving a caregiver or parent who died of COVID. Here’s what they wish others knew.
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them.
Education officials said it’s part of an attempt to tackle the mental health crisis gripping schools, but some teachers described the move as a “lackluster, inefficient way to really address social-emotional needs.”
Allowed by law since 2019, Emergency Risk Protection Orders that bar certain people from buying guns were barely used. That changed in August.
Advocates for those with mental health issues requested a temporary stay on the new plan they say broadened the justification for forcibly detaining people. City lawyers say no one has been taken in yet.
The mayor’s new involuntary commitment plan faces big obstacles, starting with a significant drop in the number of cops trained to handle mental health calls and a 911 system that can’t direct those officers to the correct locations.
Journalists are often expected to identify their sources, but reporting on children presents a number of dilemmas, particularly when issues of mental health are involved.
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With union bargaining heating up from Montefiore to Mount Sinai, clinicians say their pleas for more personnel are going dangerously unaddressed.
Mayor says he’ll instruct NYPD to get people to psychiatric treatment when they fail to meet their “basic needs.” Advocates say he’s crossing a line.
Public Schools Are NYC’s Main Youth Mental Health System. Where Kids Land Often Depends on What Their Parents Can Pay.
Most kids labeled as having an “emotional disability” and shunted into public special education schools are Black or Latino, and low income — while wealthier families more often access a taxpayer-funded free private education.
For 20 years, Clarissa Crader has done everything in her power to get Justin Campbell care for his schizophrenia. He just got off probation after beating an elderly man. Now what?
Michael Lopez’s mom tells THE CITY he was a good kid with psychiatric needs that were not being met behind bars. And she questions how he was able to get his hands on the drugs he apparently OD’d on.
Fewer psychiatric emergencies got a response from B-HEARD squads this year than in 2021 debut — but Mayor Eric Adams is still forging ahead with expansion of what he calls a “successful pilot.”
After THE CITY and ProPublica exposed a dramatic drop in beds at state psychiatric hospitals, New York’s top law enforcer takes agonized testimony from patients and providers — and the parent who’d told us of her son’s monthslong wait for care.
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.
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