Mayor announces initiatives to help New Yorkers cope with mental health issues

The city will expand its mental health "Clubhouses." These are safe spaces for residents dealing with serious mental health issues to get resources, build connections and to feel supported.

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2021, 4:44 PM

Updated 1,143 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced more mental health services that will soon be available for New York City residents.
The city will expand its mental health "Clubhouses." These are safe spaces for residents dealing with serious mental health issues to get resources, build connections and to feel supported.
The mayor says the Clubhouses are expected to reach over 3,700 people.
The city is also launching a new program called CONNECT, which stands for continuous engagement between community clinic and treatment.
CONNECT combines mental health treatments through clinics and mobile units. It focuses on serious mental illness and substance misuse.
The city is launching 25 new intensive mobile treatment teams.
"This is about saying to anyone dealing with profound challenge of serious mental illness, you're not alone, there's always a place for you, always a place you can turn for support, and people dealing with a challenge any kind of challenge need to know they're not alone," said de Blasio.
The mayor said the goal of the initiatives is to help New Yorkers who need immediate help. He said prioritizing mental health is an important part of the road to recovery for the city amid the pandemic.


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