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Mental Health Update

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June 24, 2024
Mental Health Update

Daniel’s Law Task Force virtual meeting – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Daniel’s Law Task Force will host a virtual meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. The meeting will be streamed live and feature presentations from the New York City Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health, along with other city departments, including the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Fire Department.

The presentations slated for the meeting will feature an overview of the city’s crisis response systems and initiatives. NYSTEC, the consulting firm retained by the task force, will also provide a brief update to summarize activities transpiring since the last meeting in late May.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment and may register to speak beforehand.

Established in response to the death of 41-year-old Daniel Prude in 2020, the task force is charged with developing recommendations to guide behavioral health crisis response and explore avenues for related diversion services. Following its inaugural meeting last summer, the task force has hosted several stakeholder listening sessions and has continued gathering comments from participants.

Last month, the task force heard a presentation from the Gerstein Crisis Centre in Toronto that could be used in developing a crisis response system. Also in May, the task force hosted an in-person listening session in Rochester to solicit the best practices for engaging individuals in crisis, with a specific emphasis on equity.