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.

James D

Without Allen Psych, Inwood/Washington Heights is left with very little support for mental health. Losing these services would be devastating. Every issue in the community is made worse without the support the Allen provides. Save the Psych unit! Protect mental health services! Otherwise, Rikers will be the provider of last resort. And when that happens, everyone suffers!




Es necesario tener el hospital abierto por una emergencia. Gracias

George M

This is an important hospital we need it. Keep it open and with Funds!

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.

Elizabeth G

More options are needed for mental health

Sandra T

Hospital beds for psych are needed in the neighborhood where patients live so family can contribute and support.

Jim S

Please save Allen!

Giada G


Rosa R

Es importante tener una sala de psiquiatria por hay personas que lo necesita, y donde van a ir si lo terminan espero se mantenga ahi por muchos años mas «gracias»

Lyana F

As a volunteer advocate for sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivors at Allen for over four years, I saw first-hand the effect that a shortage of beds had on patients and the necessity of psychiatric services at that location. It is absolutely imperative to keep the ward open; any other outcome would be absolutely disastrous for our community. What are you doing?!

Juana S

Hey my name is Juana Santana I agree to keep the psych unit, we need to taken care people with mental illness.

Ana T

Please do not close the site!

Irene F

The neighborhood and community needs this kind of service as well as the medical services. Speaking as a social worker and a resident.

Wendy F

Follow NY state law and provide community mental health services at Allen Pavilion. Rikers Island is not a substitute for community mental health!

The S

We are from Inwood, please keep the psych unit!

Miguel A

More services people who suffer from mental illness

Emily M

Because being in the community means serving the community

Cesar S

We have to keep it open because can influence our community for good.

Greg S

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

Endy P

I care about not having these patients arrested when they need proper help.

Jacquie M

Keep healthcare in Inwood affordable

Ryan H

As a medical student concerned with the paucity of care available to the average person, but especially to lower SES communities of color. I urge you to consider the impact of your decisions on the well being of the local community. Thank you.

Wilson M

I am a Columbia medical student. In class, we’ve had the opportunity to meet with many patients affects with psychiatric disorders and it is terrible to think that Columbia would not support them and their families.

Sherri D

Why? It is sooo vital. This sounds like an aweful idea!!

James Y

This is needed please work to keep this open.

Tammie D

Mental Health is overall health! Save Allen Psych so they can keep saving our community!

Catherine K

Mental health is so incredibly important, an idea that has been reinforced throughout my time as a medical student. Save Allen Psych!

Dylan H

The Allen Psych ward is an incredibly important facility that should be preserved and maintained. The removal of it will force may patients to be out of care due to the difficulty of navigating to the other facility in Westchester. Therefore, the upholding of the institution must be maintained to continue to provide the help people rely on for their mental health needs.

William L

Please keep the Allen Psych open. The neighborhood needs it. The people need it. The city needs it. There is much need by those who are suffering. This is how they can alleviate it.