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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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CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends

Following months of listening events and meetings in Washington, DC and across multiple Congressional districts, The Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health today released a report, “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” outlining the state of Black youth mental health and detailed policy recommendations for consideration by Congress. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the task force was formed in April to explore the causes of and solutions to increasing rates of suicide among Black children. The report was assembled with the help of the task force’s working group, led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
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