Mental Health

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.
We tracked dozens of data points on mental health support in NYC schools. Do they call 911 on students in crisis? Are there enough social workers and guidance counselors? Enter your school name below to find out.
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.
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.
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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.
With union bargaining heating up from Montefiore to Mount Sinai, clinicians say their pleas for more personnel are going dangerously unaddressed.