The New York State Office of Mental Health has undertaken a multi-year initiative to restructure the way the State delivers and reimburses publicly supported mental health services. The goal is to develop a system of quality care that responds to the individual needs of adults and children, and delivers care in appropriate settings.
Firearms Certificate of Relief Process:
Pursuant to Chapter 491 of the Laws of 2008, the New York State Office of Mental Health has established a certificate of relief process for those individuals who have been denied the opportunity to purchase a firearm pursuant to the federal Brady Act due to an involuntary commitment to a mental institution in New York State.
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
PROS is a comprehensive recovery oriented program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The goal of the program is to integrate treatment, support, and rehabilitation in a manner that facilitates the individual's recovery.
Suicide prevention is not "just a mental health issue." OMH is working to reduce the number of suicides in New York State by promoting awareness of the risks and warning signs of suicide, as well as effective means of intervention. A collaborative approach is needed to create supportive environments and strengthen community actions, and the suicide prevention initiative sponsored by OMH seeks to involve stakeholders at all levels of government and every community within the State.