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Governor Cuomo Announces Comprehensive Agenda to Combat K-2 Leaving OMH site

April 12, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a comprehensive statewide plan to combat synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K-2. This multi-agency agenda includes wide-ranging prevention, education, treatment, and community engagement efforts, building upon the Governor's commitment to add dozens of synthetic cannabinoids to the state's controlled substances list. These new initiatives will help remove these substances from circulation, raise awareness on the dangers of K-2, and provide additional guidance to healthcare providers on effective treatment and recovery services

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Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking Of $37 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development In The Town Of Cheektowaga Leaving OMH site

April 2, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction has begun on a $37 million affordable and supportive housing development in the Town of Cheektowaga. Upon completion, Apple Blossom Apartments will have 110 affordable apartments, with 48 reserved for individuals with mental illness who will have access to supportive services onsite.

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Office of Mental Health Awards $196,000 to Suicide Prevention Coalitions Across New York Leaving OMH site

March 20, 2019

The Office of Mental Health today announced $196,000 in awards to 14 Suicide Prevention Coalition groups in New York. The three-year award funding will support coalition projects that target five key suicide prevention areas for New York State: Means Reduction, High Risk Populations, Loss and Attempt Survivors, Men in the Middle Years, and Education and Awareness.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of $17 Million Affordable Housing Development Leaving OMH site

March 14, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of Skybird Landing Apartments, a 60-apartment, $17 million affordable housing development in the Village of Geneseo. Half of the apartments are reserved for individuals who are eligible for onsite supportive services that offer job training and promote stability, health and independent living. The State's investment in Skybird Landing Apartments complements Finger Lakes Forward by increasing access to high quality and supportive affordable housing to help residents stay in their community and live independently.

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NYS Office of Mental Health Launches New Electronic Tracking System to Reduce Wait Time for Inpatient Care Leaving OMH site

March 11, 2019

The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) announced the launch of a new bed tracking system that will improve the way information about inpatient bed availability is collected and maintained statewide.

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New York State Announces Opening of $4.7 Million Crisis Stabilization Center on Long Island Leaving OMH site

March 1, 2019

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) today announced the opening of the first 24-hour Crisis Stabilization Center on Long Island. The $4.7 million Diagnostic Assessment and Stabilization Hub (DASH) is operated by the Family Service League.

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New York State Hosts Informational Sessions for Youth and Caregivers who Qualify for Medicaid’s Newest Health and Behavioral Health Services Leaving OMH site

February 21, 2019

New York State is hosting two web-based information sessions to discuss changes taking place within the Children’s Medicaid System. Children, youth, families and caregivers enrolled in Medicaid’s 1915c Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver programs are invited to join an hour-long discussion on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. or Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

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Office of Mental Health Announces $12.5 Million in Funding to Expand Supportive Housing for Homeless Individuals with Mental Illness Leaving OMH site

January 25, 2019

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has issued two new Requests for Proposals(RFP) that will provide up to $12.5 million in annual funding for the operation of 500 units of supportive housing for homeless individuals statewide.

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OMH and OASAS Announces Award to Help New Yorkers Access Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Leaving OMH site

January 10, 2019

The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) have approved awards for five community-based organizations to help educate the public on a new State resource to help individuals and providers access lifesaving substance use disorder and mental health treatment.

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New York State Announces New Community-Based Mental Health Services for Medicaid Enrolled Children and Youth Leaving OMH site

January 2, 2019

ALBANY, NY – New York State today announced the first three of six new community-based mental health services for children, youth, and families. These services will help address the stigma of mental health treatment by providing more rapid access to mental health care where families are more comfortable, including in homes, schools, and other community locations.