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ALBANY, NY Today, elected officials rallied with child welfare advocates and behavioral

health providers to call on New York State to ensure all New York children receive the

behavioral health care they need and are legally entitled to. Given the rising rate of youth

suicide in New York and shortage of mental health care professionals across the state, The

Campaign for Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids and elected officials including Assembly member

Richard Gottfried, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, State Senator Gustavo Rivera and

Assembly member Linda Rosenthal demand the State puts a stop to all cuts to children’s

behavioral health care. They also want to ensure that children in need of behavioral health

treatment are not negatively impacted by looming Medicaid cuts. The State must fulfill its

commitment to increasing access to behavioral health services for all children and adolescents.


Children's Mental Health Services Further Devastated by Pandemic

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's Health Pulse, 6/10/20

Dr. Jennifer Havens: Coronavirus and the Growing Mental Health Crisis

Errol Louis, You Decide Podcast on NY1, 5/27/20

Opinion: A Children's Mental Health Crisis: N.Y. Must Meet This Moment

Dr. Jennifer Havens and Jennifer March, New York Daily News, 5/16/20

Campaign calls on Gov Cuomo to wave copays for essential workers' children's behavioral health

Shannon Young, POLITICO Health Care, 5/8/20

New Coordinated-care Network Seeks to Alleviate Covid-19 Burden

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's Health Pulse, 4/17/20

Campaign's State budget response

Shannon Young, POLITICO Health Care, 3/23/20

Families plan demonstration to support children’s mental health programs*

Johan Sheridan, ABC News10, 3/10/20

Families Gather in Albany Asking Lawmakers to Fund Children's MRT 
Staff, ABC News10, 3/10/20 

Families Together Celebrates 25 Years
Staff, Spectrum News Albany, 3/10/20


Opinion: Help N.Y.’s Suffering Kids: Gov. Cuomo’s Failure on Children’s Mental Health Care*  

Gail Nayowith, New York Daily News, 3/2/20

Advocates, Providers Seek to Address Children's Mental Health Crisis

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's Health Pulse, 2/24/20

Advocates for Children Seek Answers on 1 Percent Medicaid Reduction

Shannon Young, POLITICO, 2/18/20

Children's Health Homes Should Be Excluded From Cuts, Advocates Say 

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's Health Pulse, 2/14/20 

Child Welfare Advocates Rally For Mental Health Funding

Cloey Callahan, The Legislative Gazette, 2/5/20 


Capitol Watch: NY Looks At Mental Health, Higher Ed Budgets

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press, 2/1/20

Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids: Parents and Lawmakers Rally for Behavioral Health Funding*

Staff, Capital Tonight, 1/28/20

Advocates Launch Campaign To Protect Behavioral Health Funding For Children

By Shannon Young, Politico, 1/28/20

Advocates Want NY To See Children Have More Access To Mental Healthcare

Briana Supardi, CBS6 Albany, 1/28/20

Lawmakers Tackle Youth Mental Health Issues

Staff, CBS6 Albany, 1/28/20

State Lawmakers: Don't Cut Mental Health Services

Nick Reisman, Spectrum News State of Politics, 1/13/20

Opinion: NY Can Do More to Save Kids' Lives

Jeffrey Reynolds, Newsday, 1/13/20

State of the State addresses child welfare, homelessness and health care

Kay Dervishi, NYN Media, 1/9/20


December 30, 2019: Mental Health Funding, Featuring Andrea Smyth
Tim Williams, Capitol Pressroom, 12/30/19

Opinion: With Youth Suicide Rates Rising in New York, Now’s Not the Time to Cut State Funding for Mental Health Treatment

Paige Pierce, Gotham Gazette, 12/23/19


Opinion: Another Voice: State must not reduce youth access to mental health care

Elizabeth McPartland, Buffalo News, 12/17/19  

Report Challenges Cuts to Mental Health Services for Children

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's Health Pulse, 12/17/19   

Advocates: NY rate cuts will harm children's mental health care 

Bethany Bump, Albany Times Union, 12/9/19 


As state prepares DSRIP extension plan, groups make their pitch for funding

Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York, 10/28/19

The campaign is a coalition of behavioral health (mental health and substance use) providers, advocates, and New York families, joining together to call on the State to fulfill the promise of PARITY – advancing access to behavioral health care for all children and families.

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