New Pilot Program Has FDNY EMTs, Mental Health Crisis Workers Respond To 911 Calls Involving Mentally Ill Individuals Without NYPDThe mayor's office and the FDNY say police will be called in as part of the new team if a weapon is involved or there's any threat of harm. They say the health professional will coordinate the effort.
Family Of Man Allegedly Put In Illegal Chokehold By NYPD Officers Says System Fails People With Mental IllnessOfficers knew Ricky Bellevue had a mental illness that his family said, after this, got much worse.
Long Island Man Helping Minorities Fight Stigma That Comes With Discussions About Mental HealthLong Island native and author Mike Veny is hoping his book, Transforming Stigma, will help change the way Black Americans view mental health and asking for help.
City Considering Letting Social Workers Take Lead When NYPD Responds To Calls Involving People With Mental IllnessSupporters of police reform say homeless outreach should not be the responsibility of the NYPD.
Stop The Stigma: Student Groups, Professionals Pushing To Raise Awareness On Mental Illness TreatmentMental illness affects millions of people in the United States, but it's a topic that can be challenging to discuss.
City Officials Unveil $37 Million Investment To Tackle Mental Illness In NYCThe new $37 million initiative, in partnership with the NYC Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force, is aimed at reducing mental health crises that end in in 911 calls and serious mental illness cases. 
Long Island Man With Mental Illness Reported Missing, Police SayMiguel Rodriguez was reported missing Saturday. The 40-year-old was last seen in his home on Waverly Avenue in Seaford around 3 a.m.
NYC's First Lady Called Before Council To Explain Her Pricey Mental Health ProgramChirlane McCray, the city's first lady, is testifying before the city council today about her mental health initiative Thrive NYC.
Not Everyone Is Convinced First Lady McCray's 'Thrive NYC' Initiative To Combat Mental Illness WorksThere are about a program launched by the first lady of New York City that is designed to tackle mental health issues. Critics want to know if Thrive NYC is actually working.
MYnd Analytics Test Helps Tailor Treatment Options For Patients With Major DepressionIt's a simple test which can help predict the best medication to provide relief and even help prevent suicides.
Sinead O'Connor Posts Video Cry For Help From New Jersey MotelSinead O'Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.