Learn which health problems the city is prioritizing with public dollars. Follow the latest on hospitals, public health, mental illness, and the push for single-payer.
New York needs to get serious about dealing with the seriously mentally-ill now. Read More.
A mentally disturbed man on the Upper West Side has been relieving himself in public for years, and residents have had enough. Read More.
Yesterday’s council oversight hearing regarding ThriveNYC gave Chirlane McCray and her deputies the chance to explain how they’ve spend $850 million on the city’s mental health initiative. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio put his wife Chirlane McCray in charge of ThriveNYC, his major mental health initiative. Read More.
The Beat identifies three key policy areas and offers solutions that should appeal to people across the political spectrum. Read More.
The prevalence of distressed, mentally ill people on city streets has emerged as a significant challenge for the de Blasio administration. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio made national news this week when he announced that New York City would provide “guaranteed health care” to all residents, including illegal immigrants. Read More.
A large, green enclave in the South Bronx, St. Mary’s Park had been a respite for residents of a gritty neighborhood—until addicts took it over, littering it with used syringes. Read More.
The deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill that began in the 1950s continues today across New York State. Psychiatric hospitals continue to shrink the number of beds available to people with long-term serious mental illness. Read More.
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