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Statement from Campaign for Healthy Minds Healthy Kids on Telehealth Initiatives Outlined in Governor Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address

“We applaud Governor Cuomo for his commitment to expanding, improving and lowering costs for telehealth access -- especially for behavioral health care. With the reforms outlined, including increasing reimbursements and eliminating inefficient regulations on delivery and location, remote teletherapy could become a reality for children across the state unable to access the high-quality behavioral health care they need. The State's approach must identify those families who currently struggle to access telehealth services and ensure there is an equitable approach to telehealth and healthcare more broadly.

“We look forward to working with the Governor and Legislature to build on these advances by investing in a robust continuum of behavioral health supports for children, including in early child care and education settings. Building on teletherapy options and existing school-based resources will be critical as we seek to address the trauma and heightened behavioral health needs children are experiencing due to the pandemic and political unrest, and to ensure that they not only recover but thrive in the years ahead.”


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Coalition says more children’s mental health services needed during the pandemic


The psychological help New York's kids need right now

Richard Gottfried and Gustavo Rivera, New York Daily News, 02/18/2021

City launches mental health initiative to help students during the pandemic

Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech, QNS, 10/24/2020


Pandemic Places Renewed Focus on Mental Health Care

Nick Reisman, Spectrum News, 10/22/2020

Psychiatrists call out pandemic's affect on children of color

Jennifer Henderson and Shuan Sim, Crain’s New York, 10/16/20

Thousands of NY children grapple with the loss of parents to COVID-19

Tim Williams, WCNY, 10/13/2020


Opinion: New York City Schools Need a Trauma-Informed Approach to Student Behavior
Ronald Richter, Gotham Gazette, 10/6/20

Opinion: NYC’s Growing Income Inequality Threatens Pandemic Recovery

Bijan Kimiagar and Jack Mullan, City Limits, 10/6/20

Children's health advocates urge action to address decline in care during crisis

Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s New York, 9/30/20

Reopening NY schools: Children’s mental health needs expected to rise

Utica Observer-Dispatch, 8/31/2020

Health Pulse: Children's home- and community-based services exempted from looming Medicaid cuts

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's New York Business, 8/27/20

Opinion: Telehealth is Helping New York Tackle Our Mental Health Crisis, But It Must Be Funded

David Woodlock, Gotham Gazette, 8/17/2020


State, federal dollars needed as concern grows about children's mental health

Crain's Health Pulse, 8/7/2020


Behavioral Health Aid

Amanda Eisenberg and Shannon Young, Politico NY Health Care, 8/7/2020


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

Investing in children good for state

Jennifer March, Times Union, 3/7/20


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