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Office of Mental Health

Advocacy & Support

The Americans with Disabilities Act Leaving OMH site
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Commission on Quality of Care Leaving OMH site
We serve New Yorkers with all kinds of disabilities by providing independent oversight of programs and services designed to meet their needs, and by offering legal, advocacy, training, information, and technical assistance services to promote their full inclusion in all aspects of community life.

File of Complaint or Grievance PDF Document (635kb) (Español)
Provides you with a process to have your complaint investigated and registered.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Leaving OMH site (HIPAA)

Inpatient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
New York’s rights of inpatients in NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) mental health psychiatric centers.

Out Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
New York’s rights of outpatients in NYS OMH licensed programs.

For Families


  • Connections - A Mental Health Newsletter Leaving OMH site
    Disseminates information to service providers and interested individuals on mental health promotion activities and events in Victoria, Australia.
  • Healthy People Leaving OMH site
    A guide for building community coalitions, creating a vision, measuring results, and creating partnerships dedicated to improving the health of a community. Includes “Strategies for Success” to help in starting community activities.
  • Five Steps to Building Resiliency Leaving OMH site
    These steps to building resiliency will help you recover from failure and setbacks, which will increase your success at work and strengthens your personal relationships!
  • Personal Resilience: Sustainable Self–Esteem Leaving OMH site
    Personal resilience is our ability to recover from setbacks, to embrace change and to soften, rather than fight, in the face of hardship. I would suggest that it can be viewed as a kind of sustainable, robust form of self–esteem.
  • Your Resilience Profile: An Personal Assessment Tool Leaving OMH site
    Learn more about your personal resilience by completing this assessment tool.

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