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Grading the States 2006: New York


Report Card

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Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank
(tied with New Jersey)

Recent Innovations

  • Progress in evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation
  • Suicide prevention initiative
  • Supportive housing
  • Kendra's Law 

Urgent Needs

  • Consolidate state hospitals while maintaining overall capacity
  • Statewide expansion of supportive housing and other services
  • Resolve adult care home crisis
  • Mental health insurance parity
  • Integrated family services 

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More Information

Grading the States 2006: New York - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on New York's health care system for serious mental illness

Grading the States 2006: New York - Score Card
View the details of how New York scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.

Other Resources

Grading the States 2009

State & Local NAMIs
NAMI has a state organization in every state and over 1,000 local affiliates. Connect with the NAMI nearest you, and find out how you can get involved.

Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.

News Coverage

NAMI Calls on NY Legislature to Investigate State Office of Mental Health
NAMI has called on the New York state legislature to investigate the state Office of Mental Health (OMH) after its refusal to participate in a national survey of state mental healthcare systems released on March 1, 2006.

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