First Lady Chirlane McCray

First Lady Chirlane McCray Official page of the First Lady of NYC. As First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray has redefined the role of First Lady, managing a robust portfolio to advance an ambitious agenda in support of all New Yorkers.

Nationally recognized as a powerful champion for mental health reform and dubbed one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018, Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation. She also spearheads the Cities Thrive Coalition, with more than 200 mayors, county officials and thought leaders from all 50 states, adv

Nationally recognized as a powerful champion for mental health reform and dubbed one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018, Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation. She also spearheads the Cities Thrive Coalition, with more than 200 mayors, county officials and thought leaders from all 50 states, adv

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Don’t miss this opportunity to find and build #StrengthInCommunities! Join the Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health...
07/30/2021

Don’t miss this opportunity to find and build #StrengthInCommunities! Join the Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health for the next COVID-19 Community Conversation to learn more about the mental health impacts of the pandemic, coping skills and how to find mental health support.

Sign up: https://bit.ly/3xfHBnh

#BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

Don’t miss this opportunity to find and build #StrengthInCommunities! Join the Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health for the next COVID-19 Community Conversation to learn more about the mental health impacts of the pandemic, coping skills and how to find mental health support.

Sign up: https://bit.ly/3xfHBnh

#BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

This is encouraging news! B-HEARD stands for Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division and is a pilot pro...
07/30/2021
NYC sent non-police teams to respond to mental health calls for a month. Data shows that more people got help and fewer were hospitalized.

This is encouraging news! B-HEARD stands for Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division and is a pilot program that sends social workers instead of police officers to respond to mental health crisis calls.

Early data from an NYC pilot program shows more people experiencing mental health emergencies accepted assistance from non-police response teams.

07/30/2021

When I was growing up, people didn’t talk much about the importance of mental well-being. Knowing “there is no health without mental health” inspires me to encourage New Yorkers to open their hearts and minds. Can anyone relate? #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

“What you have seen from Biles and Osaka this year was not necessarily them at their best but them at their truest.”—Mic...
07/29/2021
Biles, Osaka Signal New Era of Prioritizing Mental Health

“What you have seen from Biles and Osaka this year was not necessarily them at their best but them at their truest.”—Michael Rosenberg

Their truest is their best! All athletes, especially young Black women, should be able to step away from the constant pressure to perform.

Decisions like the one the world's best gymnast made on Tuesday might be jarring to many, but it doesn't mean she doesn't care. We have seen athletes step away for nonphysical reasons before—and the trend could continue.

07/29/2021

No one can pour from an empty cup. Take time to care for yourself—in body, mind, and heart. We need you today, tomorrow and for a long time to come. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

When you get vaccinated, you make your community safer — especially for those at increased risk of severe COVID-19.Find ...
07/28/2021

When you get vaccinated, you make your community safer — especially for those at increased risk of severe COVID-19.

Find an appointment today: nyc.gov/vaccinefinder

When you get vaccinated, you make your community safer — especially for those at increased risk of severe COVID-19.

Find an appointment today: nyc.gov/vaccinefinder

Our connections are so powerful, so healing. Checking in with one another and sharing our thoughts seems simple, but tak...
07/28/2021
How Peer Support Can Support Asian American Communities

Our connections are so powerful, so healing. Checking in with one another and sharing our thoughts seems simple, but taking these simple actions and creating supportive spaces makes a world of difference for those feeling isolated or alone.

Peer support can make an impact in these types of crisis situations because you are talking to someone who just "gets it.”

07/28/2021

STARTING FRIDAY:

Get your first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine at a City run site and you’ll get $100.

It’s that simple.

➡️ www.vaccinefinder.nyc.gov

07/28/2021

Sharing your mental health story can make it easier for someone else who is struggling to talk about their own story and ask for help. It’s one way you can support your friends and neighbors. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

Mental health challenges are a part of the human condition and can’t be ignored. I am proud of Simone Biles for showing ...
07/27/2021
Simone Biles Says She Wasn’t Right Mentally During Olympic Final

Mental health challenges are a part of the human condition and can’t be ignored. I am proud of Simone Biles for showing the world you can prioritize your mental well-being above all else—even at the Olympics. You are a champion Simone, in so many ways, and we love you!

Biles left the women’s gymnastics final at the Tokyo Games because she was afraid she would be injured if she continued in a rattled state of mind. It is not clear whether she will compete in her individual events.

Self-care for me is a full-time job.—Kelechi Ubozoh#BIPOCMentalHealthMonth
07/27/2021
Reimagining Self-Care for Black Folks

Self-care for me is a full-time job.—Kelechi Ubozoh

#BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

I am a black woman in deep pain. Self-care for me is a full-time job.

07/27/2021
Social-Emotional Screenings

We each have our own mix of emotions—especially as our city recovers. These new social and emotional health screenings for every New York City Department of Education student this fall will provide staff with a more accurate indicator of how our children are doing as they re-enter the classroom.

07/27/2021

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. We need to make conversations with them a reality too. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

The COVID-19 vaccines are shots of hope for our city. Do it for yourself, for your loved ones and for your city!Find an ...
07/26/2021

The COVID-19 vaccines are shots of hope for our city. Do it for yourself, for your loved ones and for your city!

Find an appointment at http://NYC.Gov/VaccineFinder.

The COVID-19 vaccines are shots of hope for our city. Do it for yourself, for your loved ones and for your city!

Find an appointment at http://NYC.Gov/VaccineFinder.

Mental health stigma affects us in many different ways, and it is still prevalent in some communities and cultures. Take...
07/26/2021
Many Young Asian Americans Searching for Therapy Face Cultural Mental Health Stigma

Mental health stigma affects us in many different ways, and it is still prevalent in some communities and cultures. Take a look at how some of our Asian American neighbors are navigating mental health challenges and the barriers to seeking out support.

“My parents only see therapy as something to go to if there’s something deeply wrong with yourself.”

07/26/2021

Pain and grief can wear us down, but together we are strong—in body, mind and spirit. Let’s support our neighbors through this recovery, and make sure they know they are not alone. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

In case you missed it: The Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health published a guide in collaboration with NYC Departm...
07/26/2021
How to help someone who needs mental healthcare - Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health

In case you missed it: The Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health published a guide in collaboration with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYC Health + Hospitals, that can help walk you through how to get mental health support—including what to know, where to look, and who to call.

The digital guide, with a link to download an easy-to-print version, is available here: https://mentalhealth.cityofnewyork.us/how-to-help

If you know someone with mental health needs, learn about how you can help them get connected to the right kind of help.

07/25/2021

Long before COVID-19, our country was dealing with a mental health crisis. It is imperative we make mental health a priority, especially for the BIPOC communities disproportionately devastated by the pandemic. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

Our mental health is affected by and connected to every aspect of our lives, and that includes climate change. We must s...
07/24/2021
Climate change also has a mental health toll

Our mental health is affected by and connected to every aspect of our lives, and that includes climate change. We must start addressing these issues NOW!

Climate change's mental health toll.

Adjusting to new routines during the recovery can be overwhelming. Remember to take a breather. If you need someone to t...
07/24/2021

Adjusting to new routines during the recovery can be overwhelming. Remember to take a breather. If you need someone to talk to, contact counselors at #NYCWell by calling 1-888-NYC-WELL, texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting online at http://nyc.gov/nycwell.

Adjusting to new routines during the recovery can be overwhelming. Remember to take a breather. If you need someone to talk to, contact counselors at #NYCWell by calling 1-888-NYC-WELL, texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting online at http://nyc.gov/nycwell.

It is this simple: Get your vaccine to keep yourself and one another safe. It’s absolutely necessary for us to recover f...
07/23/2021

It is this simple: Get your vaccine to keep yourself and one another safe.

It’s absolutely necessary for us to recover from this pandemic.

It is this simple: Get your vaccine to keep yourself and one another safe.

It’s absolutely necessary for us to recover from this pandemic.

In New York City, we’ll be bringing academic and social-emotional screenings to every public school student this Fall. T...
07/22/2021
Why a focus on mental health is essential for students returning to school in the fall, experts say

In New York City, we’ll be bringing academic and social-emotional screenings to every public school student this Fall. The pandemic has tested everyone’s ability to work through some pretty tough challenges, and when children head back to school, each with their own mix of emotions, they will need more support than ever.

From mental health sick days to more support staff, schools are looking at ways to help best address the mental health needs of students.

I realized that we’ve been telling people to really love themselves and telling them to be stronger. This year, I began ...
07/21/2021
BTS Members On Learning More About Themselves and Their Mental Health

I realized that we’ve been telling people to really love themselves and telling them to be stronger. This year, I began to tell myself these things as well, and convincing myself that this is also something I need to keep in mind.—Jimin, BTS

"Being off the road for a year gave me a chance to really reflect on what I want and who I am."

07/21/2021

After centuries of nonconsensual medical research, part of #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth is building trust: Trusting ourselves to share mental health stories, each other to listen without judgment and culturally relevant alternatives to provide care.

07/21/2021

If you’re worried about COVID-19, getting vaccinated may help ease your mind. It also keeps you and your loved ones safe.

To find an appointment at a site near you, visit http://nyc.gov/vaccinefinder and make a plan to get your first shot.

07/20/2021

There is never a wrong time to take care of your mental health. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

Knowing racism is a public health issue doesn’t solve the issue. With the understanding of how racism affects Black peop...
07/19/2021
We Need to Talk about Mental Healthcare for BIWOC

Knowing racism is a public health issue doesn’t solve the issue. With the understanding of how racism affects Black people, it is imperative that we seek out mental health resources for support.—Katara McCarty #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

According to Mental Health America’s State of Mental Health in America report for 2021, the prevalence of mental health issues is increasing or worsening, and there is an unmet need for mental health treatment that has not declined since 2011. You can probably guess what my next point is going to ...

Be kind to yourself—remember we’ve been living in a state of transition since the beginning of this pandemic over a year...
07/19/2021
COVID Anniversary Anxiety Is Real — Here’s How to Cope

Be kind to yourself—remember we’ve been living in a state of transition since the beginning of this pandemic over a year ago. Even as the world reopens, we are still adapting and processing everything that has happened and is happening.

Trauma experts weigh in on how to manage increased anxiety around the pandemic's "anniversary."

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