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Office of Mental Health

Research and Innovation

OMH is a leader in psychiatric research, innovation, and education. We continue to break new ground in the worlds of practice and treatment. Our research guides front line policies and programs to better serve all New Yorkers.


Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI)
NKI, established in 1952, has earned a national and international reputation for its innovative contributions in psychiatric research.

New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)
Since 1895, NYSPI has been at the forefront of psychiatry, making major contributions to the clinical care and understanding of the mentally ill.

Educational Partnerships:

Schools of Social Work Project
NYS OMH - Schools of Social Work Project for Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health is a partnership between OMH and participating Schools or Departments of Social Work in New York State.

Research Publications, Statistics & Reports:

First Episode Psychosis (FEP)
Early Treatment for FEP can be life changing. This profile outlines New York State’s efforts in research and treatment.

Social Determinants of Mental Health
Addresses the systemic factors that impact the health, wellness, and mental health of New Yorkers. This paper serves as a framework for OMH’s efforts to respond to these determinants at individual patient and population health policy levels. The goal is to reduce disparities, discrimination and promote health equity.

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.