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OMH Newsletters

OMH is publishing two newsletters in 2022:

OMH News is for people served by, working, involved, or interested in New York State's mental health programs.

The 988 Newsletter provides updates, education, and information about 988, the new 3-digit behavioral health crisis hotline.


Fall 2022 - Suicide Prevention

The lead story for the Fall 2022 edition of OMH News discusses the agency’s work to increase public awareness about suicide prevention and available mental health resources.


Summer 2022 - Helping communities cope after mass violence

The lead story for the Summer 2022 edition of OMH News discusses the response by OMH and New York State to the trauma caused by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and elsewhere in the nation.


Spring 2022 - Mental Health Month

OMH and its partners are working to increase awareness of mental health issues. This edition of OMH News discusses some of the projects and the innovative programs the state continues to put into place to help those whose lives are affected by mental illness.


First Edition – What is 988

Learn more about the upcoming launch of 988 and how you can help get the word out.


Winter 2022 - Expanding Outreach

Our lead story for this edition discusses the many initiatives Governor Hochul has announced for this year to meet the mental health care needs of New Yorkers.


Fall 2021: Investing in the future of mental health care in New York State

This issue discusses the ways in which OMH is strengthening the state’s mental health system by investing in research, its workforce, innovative programs, and its physical infrastructure.


Summer 2021: Housing – A Vital Link to Recovery

This edition discusses the many avenues through which OMH is working to address the urgent need for housing and to strengthen mental health resources in our communities.


Summer 2021 Special Edition: Commissioner’s Community Care Awards

This edition recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organizations that have furthered the OMH mission and made a positive contribution to the mental health system in their communities.


Spring 2021: Mental Health Awareness

Our lead story for this edition discusses New York State’s “Reimagine” program to address mental health needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Winter 2021: Tablets as Tools for Recovery

The lead story of our Winter 2021 edition discusses the innovative ways that teams at two OMH psychiatric centers are making use of computer tablets to aid clients in their recovery.