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Office of Mental Health

Information for Adults

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.

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Housing

  • Adult Housing
    The Adult Housing Portal presents the Residential Program Indicators (RPI) report. The RPI is a performance measurement reporting tool for adult housing programs in New York State. Descriptions of the types of OMH housing are also presented.
  • Family Care Information
    Family Care is a residential service sponsored by OMH for persons who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness.
  • Targeted Case Management (TCM) to Health Homes (HHs) Information
    Provides information on the process of OMH Targeted Case Management programs transitioning to Health Home Care Management programs.

HIPAA Information for People Using Mental Health ServicesLeaving OMH site
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..

Kendra's Law
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.

Rights of Inpatients in New York State Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Centers | Español

Rights of Outpatients in New York State Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Centers | Español

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.