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Office of Mental Health


OMH operates two world-renowned Research Institutes, Nathan Kline Institute (NKI) and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). NKI is affiliated with New York University and NYSPI is affiliated with Columbia University. These institutes are among the preeminent sources for psychiatric research in the United States and continue to break new ground in the worlds of research, practice, treatment and policy.

OMH also maintains a number of statistical databases and issues publications which serve as a resource for those interested in studying New York State's mental health system.

Research Institutes:

Nathan Kline Institute
The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI), established in 1952, has earned a national and international reputation for its pioneering contributions in psychiatric research, especially in the areas of psychopharmacological treatments for schizophrenia and major mood disorders, and in the application of computer technology to mental health services.

New York State Psychiatric Institute
The New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), established in 1895, was one of the first institutions in the United States to integrate teaching, research and therapeutic approaches to the care of patients with mental illnesses.

Publications, Statistics & Reports:

Research Articles and Publications
Peer-reviewed research articles and publications on practice, treatment, and policy related to mental health. These publications are valuable resources for those interested in studying mental health and understanding the public mental health system.

Statistics and Reports
OMH operates multiple databases which present statistics on the mental health system and specific programs throughout the State. OMH also publishes reports, both voluntarily and legislatively mandated, on a number of issues important to New York residents.