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Office of Mental Health

OMH Newsletter

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


Fall 2020: Suicide Prevention during COVID-19

This edition focuses on the work OMH has been doing to enhance programs and outreach methods to better serve groups that are at high-risk for suicide – and in particular, in relation to the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Fall 2020 Special Edition: Behavioral Health Equity

This newsletter presents a snapshot of some of the activities and initiatives OMH currently employs to reduce disparities and more directly, combat the effects of racial discrimination.


Summer 2020 Special Edition: Addressing Disparities

This special edition discusses a new White Paper by OMH on societal inequities in living conditions and access to health care among segments of our state’s population.


Summer 2020: Coping with COVID

Our lead story discusses the programs and partnerships OMH has engaged in to help meet the public’s need for counseling services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Winter 2020: Research

New York State has long appreciated the vital role research can play in improving access to and quality of mental health care. The lead story of this edition of OMH News discusses reports on two recent projects that were published this past year in the international journal, Psychiatric Services.