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Adults
Guidance for individuals receiving services, their families and other persons.

Bureau of Cultural Competence
The Bureau of Cultural Competence (BCC) is dedicated to promoting effective changes in policy, procedure, and practices by the infusion of cultural and linguistic competency throughout New York State's Mental Health system.

Children, Teens and Their Families
In New York State, we offer a range of services to help you to identify emotional health needs early and to provide any needed treatment or support.

Clinical Advisories and Guidelines
Recommendations supported by OMH, but which were prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association.

Division of Quality Management
The Division of Quality Management supports the New York State Office of Mental Health's mission to promote the mental health and well-being of all New Yorkers by providing leadership in regulating, certifying and overseeing the New York State public mental health system.

Educators
It is critical that educators have access to information on healthy social and emotional development and emotional wellbeing as well as tools to help children with emotional disturbance and their families.

Essential Knowledge about Suicide Prevention-Evidence-Based Practices for Mental Health Professionals Leaving OMH site
"Essential Knowledge about Suicide Prevention-Evidence-Based Practices for Mental Health Professionals," sponsored by the NYS Psychological Association and the NYS OMH Suicide Prevention Initiative provides concepts and resources for clinicians as a starting point to build competency and preparedness for a suicide event, before it becomes a reality. Featuring Dr. Richard Juman, Dr. John Draper and Dr. Shane Owens, the video addresses issues including clinician anxiety about suicide, suicide and professional liability, and core competencies for suicide prevention in clinical practices, providing perspectives from both experts and clinicians.

Geriatrics
Geriatric Information and Resources, as well as updates on OMH's Geriatric Service Demonstration Programs.

Government Partners
Information to assist government partners at all levels – local, state and federal.

Links

Mental Health Acronyms
View a list of abbreviations used with in the OMH website.

The Automated Mental Health Background Check
The new automated Mental Health Background Check will allow your organization to perform searches of public mental health systems automatically. Access to this system is limited to members of local law enforcement with responsibility for pistol permits, long rifles, explosives and certain types of employment.

Military Personnel & Their Families
Outreach, information and referral services, and counseling to support service members, their families, and veterans during deployment, reintegration, and post–deployment periods.

Nathan Kline Institute Leaving OMH site
In November 2007, the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI) for Psychiatric Research received funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health to establish a Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health. The NYS legislature had proposed the formation of Centers to "identify, assess the outcome and disseminate best practices of demonstrated behaviors, attitudes, policies and structures" that work effectively cross-culturally across varied modalities of care.

New York State Psychiatric Institute Leaving OMH site
In November 2007, the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) for Psychiatric Research received funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health to establish a Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health. The NYS legislature had proposed the formation of Centers to "identify, assess the outcome and disseminate best practices of demonstrated behaviors, attitudes, policies and structures" that work effectively cross-culturally across varied modalities of care.

Providers
General information or guidance to assist regulated parties in complying with any statute, rule or other legal requirement.

OMH Publications
A variety of publications and other educational resources to help people better understand the nature of mental illness and to improve the mental wellness and resiliency of all New Yorkers.