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.
NYU McSilver has received additional NIMH funding to study the effectiveness of a novel treatment intervention for keeping Black adolescents engaged in depression treatment. The additional funding will add expand the population sample to include Latinx youth.
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey spoke about the effects of implicit bias during the panel hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
McSilver’s Dr. Michael A. Lindsey participated in a webinar hosted by NIMH, with SAMHSA, titled “Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide.”
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.
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, the Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute, has been elected to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work as a Distinguished Fellow. NAP is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all. Members, elected by their peers, include healthcare practitioners and scholars who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and a commitment to furthering practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care.
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 continued to ring the alarm about rising suicide rates in Black youth on Tuesday, June 4th. Our Executive Director, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, testified at a New York State Senate Joint Public Hearing on Suicide and Prevention before the Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, chaired by Senator David Carlucci; and the Senate Standing Committee on Health, chaired by Senator Gustavo Rivera.
Testimony by Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy And Research at New York University, on mental health, suicide and black youth before the New York State Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work is pleased to welcome our new Director and McSilver Associate Professor of Poverty Studies, Michael A. Lindsey, MSW, MPH, PhD. According to NYU Silver Interim Dean James Jaccard, PhD, “Dr. Lindsey is a distinguished researcher, scholar, and teacher, who shares the […]