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McSilver Hails US House Passage of Mental Health Equity Act
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey’s statement is included in Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman’s press release about H.R. 1475.
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McSilver Executive Director: Police Violence Impacts Mental Health
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey spoke to CBS News’ Elaine Quijano about the mental health impact of the Derek Chauvin trial and other instances of police violence on Black mental health.
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McSilver Supports NY’s COVID-19 Emotional Help Line Project Hope
The Institute and its Technical Assistance Centers are among the organizations supporting NY Project Hope’s mission.
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Resources for Coping with and Understanding the Impact of Trauma, Stress and COVID-19

The following resources have been gathered from the collective expertise of staff from the NYU McSilver Institute to share advice, research and training for anyone who serves vulnerable communities or wishes to understand how trauma, stress, resilience and mental health trends impact all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic—but particularly youth, communities of color […]
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Noted Mental Health Scholar: “We Need a National Taskforce on Black Boys and Suicide”

A troubling trend among American children ages 5-11 a leading scholar in child and adolescent health calling for a national task force to address it. The suicide rate of Black children ages 5-11 has doubled over the past generation, with boys accounting for most of the deaths. The rate of suicide is roughly twice as high as for Black children in that age group than it is for White children.
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