Nonprofit Distributes Grants To Help First Responders Get Mental Health Support: 'It's OK To Not Be OK'Multiple local organizations will receive grants totaling $100,000.
COVID Impact: Staten Island Catholic School Using Special Program To Prioritize Students' Mental HealthIt has been a tough year for kids navigating through a pandemic while trying to learn in school or virtually.
Mayor de Blasio: City-Sponsored COVID Vaccination Sites Will Offer Mental Health SupportThe mayor says the program will begin in the coming weeks.
COVID Impact: NYC Schools Hiring Hundreds Of Social Workers, Psychologists To Provide Mental Health Support, Screenings For StudentsAs New York City public schools hope all students return in person this fall, it’s also preparing to address the pandemic’s widespread impact.
Sen. Chuck Schumer Urges Feds To Release $5 Billion To Address Mental Health Problems Stemming From PandemicThe senator says the majority of the federal grants will go to providers who prevent and treat substance abuse and deliver mental health services.
New York City Council Taking On 'Mental Health Deserts' In Communities Of ColorThe recent rash of violent attacks in the city is raising questions about mental illness and crime.
NYC Schools Prioritizing Social Emotional Learning To Help Students Cope With Emotional Toll Of COVID PandemicSchool leaders are navigating uncharted territory after an unimaginable year, establishing a healthy foundation to make up for lost time.
Meghan Markle's Admission To Mental Health Struggle Could Encourage Others To Seek Help, Expert SaysIn her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle said the experience in the royal family was so taxing, she considered suicide.
COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid CrisisFamilies on Long Island on Thursday called for more funding to help the increasing number of people suffering from mental illness and substance disorders.
Thrive NYC Director: City's New Mental Health Response Pilot Program To Begin In HarlemThe information came during a City Council hearing, as lawmakers try to improve the way they respond to these vulnerable New Yorkers.
MTA Urging City To Take Action As Felony Assaults On Subways, Buses RiseThe chairman of the transportation committee says he wants the city and the state to work on this problem together.
COVID Impact On Children: Experts Say It's Important For Parents To Validate Their Kids' Feelings, Impose Daily RoutinesThe coronavirus pandemic is taking a mental toll on all of us, especially children.
Demanding Answers: New Yorkers Grow More Concerned About Subway Crime, Curtailed NYPD Involvement In Mental Health CrisisSome New Yorkers are growing more concerned about a nightmarish rash of subway shoving incidents and the curtailment of NYPD involvement in dealing with emotionally disturbed people.
Westchester County Officials Tout Mental Health Resources For Residents Struggling With Anxiety, Depression And More During PandemicMonths of stress and social distancing are taking a toll, and inspiring an effort in Westchester County to spread the word about help for mental health.
Interim MTA Pres. Sarah Feinberg Asks Mayor De Blasio To Boost NYPD Presence In Transit System Amid City's Growing Mental Health Crisis, Increasing Subway CrimeThe MTA is asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for more NYPD officers to patrol subways and buses. The transit agency cites a recent increase in crime and worsening mental health crisis in the city.