Information for New Yorkers Using or Considering Mental Health Services
Services are available to help individuals live full and satisfying lives in their communities. The information in this section is offered to help individuals, friends and families make decisions about using mental health and other services available in your community.
What Is Mental Health?
An Introduction to Mental Health.
Find Mental Health Services
HIPAA Information for People Using Mental Health Services
Learn your rights under HIPAA, how your information may be used or shared, and how to file a complaint if you think your rights were violated..
New York State legislation provides for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for certain people with mental illness who, in view of their treatment history and present circumstances, are unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision.
Medicare Part D
A quick reference guide for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit.
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
PROS integrates rehabilitation, treatment, and support services for people with serious mental illness.
Schools of Social Work Deans' Consortium Project
The Project is a partnership between the Office of Mental Health and participating Schools or Departments of Social Work in New York State.
Transition Age Youth Resources
Offers information and resources for young people transitioning to adulthood.