Chief Programs Officer Dr. Andrew Cleek contributed a report on how Medicaid and CHIP will play vital roles given the effects of COVID-19 and racial/ethnic inequities on behavioral health.
The institute submitted testimony to the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions about our youth development and mental health support program.
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director, joined a panel of experts to discuss trends in the time of COVID-19, and actions steps.
Efforts by the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research to inform policymakers about troubling trends in Black youth mental health reached an important milestone today, when the House of Representatives passed the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act.
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey spoke about the effects of implicit bias during the panel hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
A new report shows that 151,964 Americans died due to alcohol, drugs or suicide in 2018. NYU McSilver’s Dr. Michael A. Lindsey provided additional context with Black youth suicide data.
The institute testified about its Step-Up program and the need for more mental health services in schools amid the fallout of 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 […]
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.
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has received a five-year renewal of its contract with the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide statewide technical assistance to the child mental health workforce.