Post Tagged with: "mental health"

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‘Brothers Thrive’ to Provide Mental Health Support for Black Men

Black, Health, New York April 27, 2018 at 11:36 am

Chirlane McCray announced the start of Brothers Thrive, a program to train organizations in offering mental health support for Black men and spreading awareness of mental illness and seeking treatment, reports Manhattan Times.

Chirlane McCray during the announcement of the city’s latest effort to help Puerto Rico. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC First Lady Sends Mental Health Experts to Puerto Rico

Health, New York, Puerto Rican March 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm

New York City first lady Chirlane McCray leads an effort to send mental health experts to battle a crisis of stress and suicide in Puerto Rico, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Urging More Social Workers for Bronx Students

Bronx, Education, Health November 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Parent advocates want more social workers in schools in the Bronx, reports Chalkbeat.

Concerned “Dreamers” Paola Soria and Karla Collaguazo, from Ecuador, listen to Jeff Sessions’ conference about the end of DACA. Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers’ Anxiety Could Affect Their Mental Health

Health, Immigration September 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

The fear and angst New York Dreamers are feeling in light of the possibility of losing DACA could have an impact on their mental health, compounded with the fear of losing health insurance, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Fen Tai, Fong Liu, and  Ming-der Chang, director of Community Health Initiatives of New York-Presbyterian/Queens. (Photo via World Journal)

Psychotherapy Forum for Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Health, Immigration August 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

At a mental health workshop in Flushing, a social worker warned against a tendency of many immigrant parents that could disrupt the family structure, reports World Journal.

Yoani Santiago, a Mexican immigrant who was the victim of domestic violence for over 13 years. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC’s First Lady Visits Hispanic Organization for Victims of Domestic Violence

Health, Latino, Queens, Social Services, Women July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray visited a community organization in Jackson Heights that offers services to Hispanic victims of domestic violence and HIV-positive individuals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The workshop on depression held by the Charles B. Wong Community Health Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Expert Calls for Attention to Postpartum Depression

East Asian, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In the wake of the suicide of a young Chinese immigrant who had recently given birth, a psychologist from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center talked about warning signs of depression at a workshop in Queens, Sing Tao Daily reports.

First Lady Chirlane McCray speaking at Mamre Seventh Day Adventist in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A ‘Weekend of Faith for Mental Health’

Brooklyn, Communities, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Religion May 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

NYC First Lady Charlene McCray speaks on mental health and substance abuse at a Brooklyn church.

Lydia Pacheco, a 61-year-old Puerto Rican who suffers from anxiety attacks, is concerned about the possible closing of the Roberto Clemente Center in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

LES Community Clinic Fights to Survive

Health, Latino, Manhattan May 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The 35-year-old Roberto Clemente Center, on the Lower East Side, does not have enough personnel to serve its mostly Hispanic patients, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Immigrants Seek Children’s Medical Records to Avoid Deportation

East Asian, Health, Immigration, Youth April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Some parents hope that if their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it could help protect them from deportation, reports World Journal.

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Sunset Park Seniors May Lose Mental Health Services 

Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Seniors May 31, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Elderly Chinese residents of Sunset Park who need mental health services may not be able to access them under a new Department of Health program, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Mi-sook Hyhun, right, NYC Mental Health First Aid instructor and executive secretary of the Esther Ha foundation, speaks during the mental health forum at Columbia University on Feb. 7. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mental Health Forum Held for Korean Students

East Asian, Education, Health, New York February 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.

Herminia Palacio, in front of her childhood home in Claremont, the Bronx. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Latina Doctor’s Journey from the Bronx to City Hall

Bronx, Government, Health, Latino February 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Herminia Palacio’s tough times in her childhood neighborhood enrich her work as deputy mayor for Health and Human Services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Stella Aquino, director for New York actuarial valuation at Empire BlueCross BlueShield, presents a ceremonial check to The Child Center of NY’s executive director, Traci Donnelly (center right) at the clinic’s Flushing location. With them are Seline Bearman (left), clinic administrator at the center, Anderson Yoon, project director, and Reshma Shah, project director. (Photo by Matthew Bultman via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Mental Health Program in Queens Receives $33K

Asian, Health, Queens, Social Services January 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation has given just under $33,000 to the Asian Outreach Program of The Child Center of NY, one of the few organizations that provide mental health services to Asian communities, reports Queens Chronicle.

From left to right: Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp, and Shazia Kausar, one of the “geniuses who had the insight to help put together Diversity Plaza,” as Council member Daniel Dromm said. (Photo via video by Mohsin Zaheer)

Chirlane McCray Brings ThriveNYC to Diversity Plaza

Health, Queens, Video October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Council member Daniel Dromm lauds the visibility of Diversity Plaza as Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett stop by to promote their mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.