Los organizadores de la campaña Save Allen Psych han recolectado cerca de 2,000 tarjetas postales de miembros de la comunidad, incluidas aproximadamente 1,200 tarjetas postales enviadas directamente a la Dra. Ann Marie Sullivan, Comisionada de la Oficina de Salud Mental del Estado de Nueva York. Después de enviar postales al Dr. Sullivan, recolectamos cientos de postales adicionales con la intención de compartir los mensajes de los miembros de la comunidad en este sitio web. Esta página incluye una selección de esos mensajes. Actualiza la página para ver más.

William R

Don’t close it!

Gideon M

Save the Allen Psych unit! Keep 30 beds! Spines can be taken care of anywhere! Poor ppl have spines too!

Jairo R

How are you planning to help instead of destroy the institution?

Donna F

We need services in this community, this city, this country. You cannot stay #1 without caring for all.

Keith L

Please keep the psych center open.

Hector R

Mental health services must be kept in the community. We all need that kind of service in our community – Hector Rodriguez

Dennis T

I’ve been serving the Washington Heights community for 35 years and we the NYC Guardian Angels believe this community is in very much need of mental healthcare.

William S

Please keep inpatient/psy unit open. These very sick patients should be treated in an in-patient facility. The community is counting on you!

Greg S

Mental health is HEALTH!!! Save Allen Psych – for the community –P&S medical student

Janle S

Please keep the psych ward open

Luz S

Please be human and keep it open. Mental health is very important.


Es necesario tener el hospital abierto por una emergencia. Gracias


Columbia prides itself on having one of the top psychiatry programs in the country. Why are they siding with corporations instead of the most vulnerable? We need our medical leaders to be more bold and stand for what is right. did they become psychiatrists for the money?

Steve S

Please keep mental health in the forefront of medical care

Isabel G

Access to mental health services is essential. Don’t rob our community of its right to be well! Closing this unit in service of profits for the hospital is a CRIME. This would just feed into the jail health system and is not in the hospital’s community-focused mission. As a NYP affiliate I can’t stand by while the institution perpetrates injustice.

Jill D

Mental health patients need the support of family and friends. If they are shipped off to other districts, families will not be able to be close by to support. It is also incredibly surprising for a hospital to have patients come to the ER and then be transferred.

James Y

This is needed please work to keep this open.

Jam M

Let’s keep our brothers and sisters safe.


Save Allen and open CHONY Peds Psych! The community is already underserved. Westchester is too far for anyone’s family to travel.

Jim W

Let’s keep it open.

Sky P

Keep Allen Psych open. The services provided are crucial to members or this community. Health care is about more than PROFIT.

Audrey B

Make decisions for the people, not for the profits of the hospital. A Bishop.

Nancy S

Mental health is A necessity!

Dan C

This community has a right and a desperate need for mental healthcare. It should have expanded mental health services, not diminished ones!

Adam R

As a medical student at Columbia and a resident of the Inwood community, I see the Allen psych ward as a pillar of health and well being for the community and an investment in mental healthcare broadly both now and for the future as it is a vital training facility for medical students and future doctors. It’s disappointing that NYP, a huge player in the Manhattan and NYC community at large, decides not to be an innovator and leader in advocating for providing for those who need care, but simply another bottom-line driven corporation. It’s unjust, and a shame on all players connected to NYP. Just put the spine center in Westchester.


There are many people in need of your help; please keep providing it!

Eduardo D

Space is always needed for the people of this city. Do better. We all need help but we don’t need it to be harder.

Sarah M

Please don’t take vital care away from those who need compassionate healthcare

Tifanie O

Mental Health is a real area in need of expansion and deserves attention. It’s just as important as our physical wellbeing.

Jen E

Please consider the increased affordable housing crisis closing Allen psych will cause–Please do not deny this vulnerable population the services they need access to.