Community Surveying Initiative: Mental Health Crisis & Policing Reform Campaign
Community Surveying Initiative
NYLPI, in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI), Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL NYC) and the Correct Crisis Intervention Today Coalition (CCITNYC), are spearheading a community surveying initiative, which focuses on addressing the ongoing police brutality on community members in mental health crises. Through this community surveying initiative, we are gathering vital information to investigate issues concerning requests for help during a mental health crisis* to convey information about patterns, trends, and shortcomings of the current system truthfully and fairly to the public and in the public interest. We also hope to gather ideas and recommendations from directly impacted community members to inform and shape our agendas and strategies to ensure a City-wide, public health-focused option for communities.
This is an anonymous survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We very much appreciate you sharing your experiences.
*A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s actions, feelings, and behaviors can lead to them hurting themselves or others, and/or put them at risk of being unable to care for themselves or function in the community in a healthy manner.
Who is it for?
This campaign serves those who know of people or have been themselves mistreated by the police and have not been given proper mental health services and supports during a crisis.
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In Need of Support?
We have developed a thorough resource document with information on available mental health services in the New York City metro-area, Know Your Rights information and ways to engage with this work. Please click below to access the translated resource documents.
Alternatives to Mental Health Crises Response and Policing Campaign
In collaboration with our partners we seek to change the City’s response to people experiencing mental health crisis and remove the police as the first responders. To learn more of our work around this critical effort, please click here.
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