Recommendations set forth by the Health Department and NYPD will provide new ways for City agencies to reach the narrow population of New Yorkers with untreated mental illness who may pose a danger to themselves or others.
Featuring a quote from David Woodlock – ICL President and CEO
“Although research shows that people with mental illness are far more likely to be victims of violence than the cause, we know from our own work across the city that outreach to people with serious mental illness — in their communities, outside of the clinical setting — is critical to helping them get better and live more fulfilling lives. We strongly support this significant increase in funding for mobile treatment teams, which provide treatment and social support for people who suffer from multiple mental health and substance misuse issues and are often homeless or on the verge of homelessness.”
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