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Mental Health Update

November 16, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH Update 11/16/2021 – Now Available! OMH’s 2021 COVID-19 Impact Survey for Recipients of Mental Health Services


The Office of Mental Health is conducting a survey to better understand the impact and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities statewide. The survey focuses specifically on the pandemic’s effects on individuals who receive public mental health services. This input is critical for evaluating, prioritizing, and implementing policy and program decisions. To
ensure a comprehensive approach that best meets the needs of service recipients and includes a variety of perspectives, individuals with lived experience were actively a part of the development process. The Office of Mental Health is grateful for their input and leadership.

The Office of Mental Health is looking for responses from individuals (children/adolescents, young adults, adults) who receive services from any OMH licensed, funded, or designated program. These programs can include, but are not limited to: clinic, supportive housing, Personalized Recovery Oriented Services, Recovery Centers, Home and Community Based Services, Peer Services, and inpatient services. For a comprehensive list of OMH programs, please visit:
If you cannot access the website, a list of programs is accessible in the survey. This survey is anonymous.

The Office of Mental Health recognizes that some individuals receiving services may have trouble accessing the survey, so we’re asking service providers, advocates, and other supporters to reach out to service recipients and complete the survey with them or on their behalf. If you are filling out the survey on behalf of a service recipient, please answer consistently as that service recipient. Individuals can also call the Office of Consumer Affairs to participate in the survey over the phone (518.473.6579).

Please click ‘Submit’ to submit your responses after completing the survey.

A paper version of the survey will be sent in early December. OMH expects to close the survey on January 3rd, 2022.

Questions about the survey can be sent to

QR code for survey:

Amanda Saake, LMSW, CPRP, NYCPS-P
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Director of Office of Consumer Affairs

Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY, 12229
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