New York City Recognized As Innovative Global Leader On Mental Health Reform

New York City’s unprecedented efforts to change the culture around mental health and improve New Yorkers’ access to services and support have been recognized as an innovative model for cities across the globe… Continue Reading →

Chancellor Farina Announces Reforms To Strengthen And Expand Anti-Bullying Program From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the launch of new anti-bullying initiatives to better serve students and families, and also ensure schools are providing safe and inclusive learning environments in every school building. Continue Reading →

Health Department Finds LBGTQ Kids At Greater Risk Of Depression And Leaving Home

The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief which found that New York City public high school students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning (LGBTQ) are at a higher risk of experiencing stress, bullying, depressive symptoms, and living away from guardians when compared to youth who self-identified as non-LGBTQ. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Online Health Thrive Learning Center

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, today announced the launch of the Thrive Learning Center. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Support System For Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses

As part of HealingNYC, First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of Relay, a hospital-based support system for nonfatal opioid overdoses. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Maria A. Oquendo, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch NYC Well

politics-in-harlemFirst Lady Chirlane McCray, along with the American Psychiatric Association President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and health leaders, today announced the launch of NYC Well, a one-click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment services. Continue Reading →

Health Department And Harlem Health Partners Issue Neighborhood Health Initiative Report

harlem partnership in healthThe New York City Health Department’s Center for Health Equity and the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) today issued a report, “Launching a Neighborhood-Based Community Health Worker Initiative,” highlighting key health priorities of public housing residents living in five East and Central Harlem NYCHA developments. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Details Mental Health Crisis From Harlem to Hollis

de BlasioThe de Blasio Administration today released a white paper detailing the size and scope of the mental health crisis in New York City. Continue Reading →