Mayor Eric Adams directed the police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people they deemed too mentally ill to care for themselves, even if they posed no threat to others.New York City’s mayor directed police and medics to be more aggressive about getting severely mentally ill people off the streets and subways and into treatment.New York will start involuntarily hospitalizing mentally ill people who live in the street or on the subway, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday in a new push to fight growing crime.

This is what the future of mental health could look like. . NY1's Courtney Gross takes a closer look at the crisis.

Rise in violent incidents and injuries force staff to quit at NYC psychiatric ward

Documents and interviews with current and former employees at Harlem’s Metropolitan Hospital show that workplace injuries have caused employees to miss thousands of work days over the past four years.Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more.Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more.

The plan calls for stricter enforcement of transit system rules and more mental-health services and housing options for those being cleared from stations and trains.Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more. Eric Adams won’t succeed unless he mandates treatment for the violent mentally ill.

ALBANY – As the families of those killed in Buffalo by a hate-filled, disturbed young man continue to grieve, Senator George Borrello called on his legislative colleagues to pass a bipartisan measure he sponsors with Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) that would strengthen the state’s mental health intervention efforts.
“The warning signs that the Buffalo shooter was unbalanced and potentially dangerous were there. His erratic behavior included wearing a hazmat suit to school and comments that he wanted to commit a murder-suicide.The governor included a major change to Kendra’s Law alongside a proposed rollback of bail reform in her new public safety plan.Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more.A shock of recognition shot through multiple Upper West Siders last week.

We Can’t Police Our Way Out of Homelessness and Mental Health Crises

When Michelle Go was pushed to her death on the Times Square subway tracks last month, it was a tragedy on multiple levels. The residential programs that families and kids turn to for help are in desperate need of reform.The state is considering additions to the state’s bail laws related to mental illness. In the 20 years since Kendra’s Law took effect, research has shown some positive outcomes. But the law’s strong-arm approach to getting people services in an overtaxed system is no less controversial now than when it was first proposed.

The star, who is best known for his work on Boardwalk Empire, had an outburst which involved him throwing objects, TMZ claimed, which caused onlookers to call the police.“We are not conserving a whole bunch of people who we should,” says one San Francisco politician.Court systems in the U.S. need to do a better job of diverting individuals in some cases to mental health treatment and to establish new best practices for cases involving those with behavioral health issues, according to a task force that spent the last two years studying mental health in the judicial system.

The pandemic is not the only reason.Each successive round of deinstitutionalization has released sicker—and potentially more dangerous—mental patients to languish on the streets.Kendra’s Law first went into effect in 1999. . Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more.