NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors

NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors The New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors is a statewide membership organization that was statutorily incorporated under Article 41 of the Mental Hygiene Law in 1976.
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The Conference is comprised of local mental hygiene directors and commissioners in all of the 57 counties and the City of New York. The conference advances state and local policies, practices, laws, regulation and funding for the purpose of ensuring comprehensive, integrated and cost-effective systems of care to meet the needs of those persons, and their families, affected by mental illness, developmental disability and/or chemical dependency.

Mission: The New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors is the statutorily authorized member organization of all county/City directors/commissioners of community services . Its mission is to propose, initiate, and advance federal, state, county/City, and public policies, practices, laws, regulations and financing, and to promote responsive, comprehensive, integrated, research-based, cost-effective systems of care to meet the needs of people, and their families, affected by mental illness, chemical dependency, or developmental disabilities.

NYSCLMHD Weekly News
07/02/2020
NYSCLMHD Weekly News

NYSCLMHD Weekly News

'Not Alone': Mental Health Experts Help Patients Cope  After COVID-19 Mental health experts are exploring the use of virtual support groups and other resources to help recovering COVID-19 patients who are grappling with anxiety and depression as a result of their illness. Many of those patients are...

Help is available - the State has created a special Emotional Support Helpline for any New Yorkers - both medical profes...
04/06/2020

Help is available - the State has created a special Emotional Support Helpline for any New Yorkers - both medical professionals and general public - to access when feeling anxiety, stress, and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call now for free and confidential support.

04/03/2020
The Kennedy Forum

The Kennedy Forum

During this pandemic, how can we support those struggling with mental health conditions? On April 7, Independent Lens | PBS is bringing together mental health leaders and advocates for a special Facebook Live discussion about managing mental health in the time of COVID-19.

Speakers include:

• Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD, Psychiatrist, Author, and Director of Bedlam (Moderator)
• First Lady Chirlane McCray , Mental Health Advocate, ThriveNYC Founder, and First Lady of NYC
• Cynthia Germanotta, Co-Founder & President of Born This Way Foundation
• Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative and Founder of The Kennedy Forum

#BedlamFilmPBS

The impact isolation can have on mental health during the outbreak
03/23/2020
The impact isolation can have on mental health during the outbreak

The impact isolation can have on mental health during the outbreak

As society adjusts to the new realities of living amid a global pandemic and the isolation that is beginning to come along with it, many are overrun with the fears and anxieties of what to do next. Others already were facing mental health issues that may now be exacerbated by the coronavirus outbrea...

NYSCLMHD Weekly News
03/20/2020
NYSCLMHD Weekly News

NYSCLMHD Weekly News

As things rapidly develop on both what we know about COVID-19, policies around telehealth have also been developing alongside of it. The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has produced a  fact sheet which includes a summary of what is covered by various public and private payers with the in...

National Council for Behavioral Health
03/14/2020
National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council for Behavioral Health

Because of the growing impact of COVID-19 on our communities we have built a resource directory of tools and information to assist behavioral health organizations with their coronavirus response. Learn more here and check back frequently for updates:

Fresh from the presses... For a comprehensive collection of Behavioral Health news, information and upcoming events in N...
03/13/2020
NYSCLMHD Weekly News

Fresh from the presses... For a comprehensive collection of Behavioral Health news, information and upcoming events in NYS, read CLMHD's CLMHD's weekly newsletter!

Address

41 State St Ste 505
Albany, NY
12207

General information

County mental hygiene directors and commissioners oversee the planning and financing of each county's network of mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services. The membership represents collective county governmental interests on mental hygiene policy and budgetary initiatives.The Conference has statutory responsibility to comment upon proposed rules, regulations and policies involving local mental hygiene services plans and programs. The Conference is also represented, sometimes through statutory requirement, on a variety of statewide advisory councils, task forces and advocacy organizations, through which it provides advice and counsel for the planning and financing of community-based mental hygiene services. in planning, program development, implementation, and evaluation of a broad array of mental hygiene services. Recognizing its regional diversity that ranges from urban to rural interests, the Conference speaks with one voice to other stakeholders about the statewide needs of mental hygiene consumers. Through its membership, the Conference responds at the local level to mental hygiene needs of all residents, promoting environments that benefit entire communities.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+15184629422

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