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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.


Newsletter: New Coordinated-care Network Seeks To Alleviate COVID-19 Burden

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


‘The Most Stressful Time Ever’: How Coronavirus Affects Children’s Mental Health

Alexandra Villarreal, The Guardian, 4/17/20 


What Happened to American Childhood?

Kate Julian, The Atlantic, 4/17/20


De Blasio Slashes $6 Billion From Nyc Budget Over Coronavirus Crisis

Julia Marsh and Nolan Hicks, New York Post, 4/16/20 


The COVID-19 Bailout That’s Left Every Hospital Unhappy in Its Own Way

Kaiser Health News, The Daily Beast, 4/16/20


Opinion: State Budget Includes Extensive Cutbacks But We Don’t Know What They Are Yet

Jim Brennan, Gotham Gazette, 4/16/20


Adding A Pandemic To A Crisis: Mental And Behavioral Health Services Readjust To Coronavirus

Madison Carter, WKBW Buffalo, 4/15/20


As Coronavirus Pandemic Hits U.S., Experts Worry About Rise In Suicides

Steven Reinberg, U.S. News, 4/15/20


Opinion: Will 2020 Be the Year That Medicine Was Saved?

Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Amol S. Navathe, The New York Times, 4/14/20 


Here’s How Proposed Medicaid Cuts Will Affect Your Child with Special Needs

Jacqueline Neber, New York Metro Parents, 4/13/20


Children At Risk for Anxiety Issues During COVID-19 Crisis. Here’s What You Can Do 

Alanna Quillen, NBC New York, 4/9/20 


Mental Health And Coronavirus: Tips On How To Talk To Your Kids, How To De-stress, More

Chris Carlson, Syracuse Post Standard, 4/9/20 


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says He’s ‘not That Confident’ In Federal Government’s Handling Of Coronavirus Crisis

Kevin Breuninger, CNBC, 4/9/20


Mental Health Services Adapt, Predict Possible Post-Coronavirus Crisis

Katie Sullivan Borrelli, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, 4/8/20


NYC Rolls Out $1.3b In Budget Cuts With Big Hits To Education And Social Services

Julia Marsh and Rich Calder, New York Post, 4/7/20 


Early Insights On Covid-19’s Impact On Mental Health And Suicide Risk

Daniel Parra, City Limits, 4/7/20 


10 Ways the New State Budget Impacts New York City

Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette, 4/6/20


Protect Our Children: Stress, Coping and Hope

Staff, ABC 7, 4/6/20 


State Budget Cuts Funding To NYC, But Details Are Up In The Air

Jeff Coltin, City & State, 4/6/20 


Coronavirus Pandemic A Perfect Storm For LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Elizabeth Kuhr, NBC News, 4/5/20 


More Mental Health Visits Can Decrease Kids’ Risk of Suicide

Janice Wood, Psy Central, 4/4/20 


State Budget Squeezes Long-Term Care Programs

Roshan Abraham, City Limits, 4/4/20 


Andrew Cuomo Uses Budget To Cut Medicaid, Settle Political Scores

Daniel Marans, Huff Post, 4/3/20 


Advocates Say There Must Be Investment In Medicaid Which Will Likely Become Default Insurance Plan For Many

Staff, Kaiser Health News, 4/3/20 


State Lawmakers OK Coronavirus-Wracked $177 Billion Budget

Bernadette Hogan and Nolan Hicks, New York Post, 4/2/20


Cuomo Calls New State Budget "Robust," Progressives Call It "Republican Austerity Warfare"

Christopher Robbins, Gothamist, 4/2/20 


Counties Make Last-Ditch Plea On Medicaid

Nick Reisman, Spectrum, 4/1/20


Federal Funds In Limbo As State Pursues Medicaid Changes

Amanda Fries, Times Union, 4/1/20


Medicaid Fight Takes Central Stage In Albany Budget Battle

Bernadette Hogan and Nolan Hicks, New York Post, 3/31/20 


Cuomo Won't Back Down On Medicaid Cuts—Even If It Means Spurning Billions In Coronavirus Aid

Caroline Lewis, Gothamist, 3/31/20


How To Care For Your Kids' Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Caroline Bologna, Huff Post, 3/31/20


Opinion: New York Needs Help From Washington

Editorial Board, Newsday, 3/30/20 


New York Lawmakers Clash Over Medicaid As Budget Deadline Nears

Jimmy Vielkind, The Wall Street Journal, 3/30/20 


Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Mess

Ross Barkan, The Nation, 3/30/20 


Opinion: As Coronavirus Rages, Albany’s Health-care Taxes Are Simply Inexcusable

Bill Hammond, New York Post, 3/29/20


Coronavirus Roils Every Segment of US Child Welfare System

Associated Press, The New York Times, 3/28/20

Opinion: Protect Medicaid And Its Recipients

Lara Kassel, Times Union, 3/27/20


Children Of The Crisis

Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 3/27/20 


Cuomo Threatens To Reject $6.7b In Federal Aid In Favor Of Medicaid Redesign

Shannon Young and Anna Gronewold, Politico, 3/27/20 


N.Y. State Lawmakers Fume Over Proposed Medicaid Cuts Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Denis Slattery, New York Daily News, 3/27/20


NY Looking at Hospital Budget Cuts Even as Coronavirus Crisis Deepens

Melissa Russo, NBC New York, 3/27/20

Where To Turn If Covid-19 Anxiety Or Depression Get The Best Of You

Scott Scanlon, The Buffalo News, 3/27/20


Children of the Crisis

Alex Morris, Yahoo! Entertainment, 3/27/20 

Medicaid Change Dropped From Federal Stimulus, Irking Cuomo

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News, 3/26/20 


Opinion: The worst time to slash Medicaid: Coronavirus and Cuomo’s redesign plans

J.W. Mason and Naomi Zewde, New York Daily News, 3/26/20 


Outbreak Ravages N.Y. Budget; Governor Calls Aid Deal ‘Terrible’ for State

Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Jeffery C. Mays, The New York Times, 3/26/20


Medicaid change dropped from federal stimulus, irking Cuomo

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News, 3/26/20 


Mental Health Visits Seem to Decrease Youngsters’ Suicide Risk

Shirley Amy, Mental Health News, 3/26/20


How Does The Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Children's Mental Health?

Madeline Farber, Fox News, 3/25/20 


Coronavirus Pandemic A Shock To America's Kids, Teens

Frank Miles, Fox News, 3/25/20


Mental Health Needs Expected To Rise Due To COVID-19

Kay Dervishi, City & State, 3/25/20 


Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Mark Miller, The New York Times, 3/24/20


How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Pandemic, According To Psychologists

Noma Nazish, Forbes, 3/24/20


The Kids Aren’t All Right

Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic, 3/24/20 


Coronavirus Could Cut New York State Revenue by Up to $15 Billion, Cuomo Aide Warns

Jimmy Vielkind, The Wall Street Journal, 3/24/20 


States Request Health Insurance Changes For COVID-19

Amy Danise, Forbes, 3/24/20


Newsletter: De Blasio Stops Short Of Imposing Restrictions

Shannon Young and Amanda Eisenberg, Politico New York Health Care, 3/23/20 


Cuomo's Medicaid Dilemma

Zach Williams, City & State, 3/21/20

Opinion: Investing in children good for state

Jennifer March, Albany Times Union, 3/7/20


Medicaid Restriction for Inmates Creates a Perfect Storm for County Jails

Masooma Haq, The Epoch Times, 3/6/20 


Opinion: NY’s Medicaid Cuts Imperil Mental Health Services for Kids (Your Letters) 

Maria Cristalli, Syracuse, 3/5/20 


Chirlane McCray’s Thrive NYC Mental Health Program Gets A Reboot

Yoav Gonen, The City, 3/3/20 

NYC Seeks Tech Solutions to Boost Support for Mental Health and Tenants’ Rights

Sarah Wray, Smart Cities World, 3/2/20


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


5 Ways You Can Help Prevent LGBTQ Youth Suicide

Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable, 2/29/20 


City Offers Prize for Tech Solution to Tenant Harassment and Mental Health

Staff, AM New York, 2/27/20 


Moodiness or More? How to Tell if Your Kid’s Suffering From a Mental Disorder

Staff, Fox 6 Now, 2/27/20


Newsletter:"Stringer Slams City's Oversight of ThriveNYC"

Jonathan Lamantia and Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s New York, 2/26/20 


Trump administration denies Cuomo's request for $8B in Medicaid waiver funds

Jonathan Lamantia, Crain’s New York, 2/24/20


Meet the Company Reaping Big Bucks From NY's Budget-Busting Medicaid Surge

Josefa Velasquez, The City, 2/24/20


Youth Share Ideas to Tackle Mental Health Issues Amid Fears of Medicaid Funding Cuts

Ben Botkin, The Lund Report, 2/23/20 


State, Counties Spar Over Rising Medicaid Costs

Chris McKenna, Record Online, 2/22/20 


Black Queer Youth in America Are Struggling to Access Mental Health Care. Here’s Why.

Nico Lang, New Now Next, 2/21/20 

Would You Tell Your Innermost Secrets to Alexa? How Ai Therapists Could Save You Time and Money on Mental Health Care

Jonathan Burton, Market Watch, 2/20/20


Black LGBTQ Youth, Despite High Levels of Mental Health Issues, Receive Less Professional Care, Study Says

Liam Knox, NBC News, 2/20/20


Women's Health Company Maven Raises $45m to Boost Hiring, New Products

Jonathan Lamantia and Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s NY, 2/20/20 


1 in 4 Opioid ODs Involves Kids and Teens

Alan Mozes, U.S. News, 2/18/20 

Opinion: Trump Takes a Stand for the Mentally Ill

D.J. Jaffe, The Wall Street Journal, 2/18/20


Opinion: Colossal Failures by New York Budget Division Bring Turmoil and Danger to Medicaid Program

Jim Brennan, Gotham Gazette, 2/17/20


One In Three Black Trans Youth Attempt Suicide

Jamie Wareham, Forbes, 2/15/20 


Children's Health Homes should be excluded from cuts, advocates say

Jonathan Lamantia and Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s New York, 2/14/20


Opinion: The Help NYC  Children Deserve: The Public Schools Are Starved For Guidance Counselors And Social Workers

Mendy Mendez Ventura, New York Daily News, 2/13/20


Opinion: We Can’t Keep Shirking Mental Health Care

Liat Jarkon, New York Amsterdam News, 2/13/20 


'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide

Amy Norton, Y.S. News, 2/13/20 


More Evidence Links Social Media Use to Poorer Mental Health in Teens

Staff, Health 24, 2/12/20 


Suicide Rates Fall Among Gay Youth but Still Outpace Straight Peers

Reuters, NBC News, 2/12/20


Battling The Mental Health Crisis Among The Underserved Through State Medicaid Reforms

James Maxwell, Angel Bourgoin, Zoe Lindenfeld, Health Affairs, 2/10/20


Telemedicine Allows Treatment Over Phone Or By a Similar Connection

Staff, The Post-Journal, 2/6/20


Newsletter: Politicians, Docs Cry Foul Over Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team

Jonathan Lamantia and Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s New York Business, 2/6/20


Child Welfare Advocates Rally For Mental Health Funding

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


N.Y. Mental Health, Addiction Providers: More Funding Needed To Stay Afloat

Bethany Bump, Times Union, 2/5/20


Mental Health Groups Press For New Funding From NY Lawmakers

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press, 2/4/20


Newsletter: Wages, Suicide Crisis Top Concerns At Mental Hygiene Hearing

Jonathan Lamantia and Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s New York Business, 2/4/20


Suicide at Hudson Yards Vessel: Teenager Jumps Over Railing

Katie Van Syckle and Andrea Salcedo, The New York Times, 2/2/20


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

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press, 2/1/20 


Some States Are Now Offering Mental Health Days Off To Students

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, 1/31/20


Poverty Linked to Higher Adolescent Suicide Rates

Traci Pedersen, Psych Central, 1/30/20


Lawmakers Push Back Against Cuomo Medicaid Deficit Reduction Ideas

Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, 1/29/20


Newsletter: Quartet Creates Value-based Model For Mental Health With Blue Cross Nc

Jonathan Lamantia and Jennifer Henderson, Crain’s New York Business, 1/29/20


Newsletter mentions in Crain's Health Pulse, POLITICO Pro Health Care (1/28), POLITICO Pro Health Care (1/29), POLITICO Pro Education


Lawmakers Tackle Youth Mental Health Issues

Staff, WRGB, 1/28/20 


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

Staff, Capital Tonight, 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, WRGB, 1/28/20


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

Staff, Capital Tonight, 1/28/20

Opinion: NY can do more to save kids' lives

Jeffrey Reynolds, CEO of Family and Children's Association, Newsday, 1/13/20

State Lawmakers: Don't Cut Mental Health Services
Nick Reisman, Spectrum News State of Politics, 1/13/20

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

Kay Dervishi, NYN Media, 1/9/20

Advocates decry veto of Medicaid addiction treatment bill

Jennifer Henderson, Crain's Health Pulse, 1/3/20


Medicaid cuts fix just a small percentage of budget deficit 

Karen DeWitt, WXXI, 1/2/20


Letter: Don’t target Medicaid 

Sally Vanini, Olean Times Herald, 1/2/20


Cuomo veto of addiction treatment bill angers, confounds activists

Bethany Bump, Albany Times Union, 1/2/20


Opinion: Why Is America So Depressed?

Lee Siegel, The New York Times, 1/2/20


Providers brace for budget cuts to plug Medicaid deficit  

Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's Health Pulse, 1/2/20


New York slashing Medicaid payments by 1% as state faces massive $6 billion budget 


Denis Slattery, New York Daily News, 1/1/20

New York to slash Medicaid payments by 1 percent 

Bethany Bump, Albany Times Union, 12/31/19


Cuomo administration to cut Medicaid by 1 percent effective Jan. 1  

Shannon Young, Politico PRO, 12/31/19

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, CEO of Families Together in NYS, Gotham Gazette, 12/23/19

Opinion: Another Voice: State must not reduce youth access to mental health care
Elizabeth McPartland, COO of Child & Family Services, Buffalo News, 12/17/19

Report challenges cuts to mental health services for children
also placed in City & State NYN Media and Politico morning roundups
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

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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