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.

Marie E

Mental Health is EXTREMELY important and we as a society need to do more–keeping the Allen Psychiatric Center open is one small way to work towards a better mental health system for all members of our community! –Marie Elaina Zuccaro

Johanna S

Help our residents we’re watching you NYP!

Nicholas M

Psych for all. Medical students won’t stand for exclusionary profiteering.

Jenny B

We need more psych beds not fewer! People before profits.

Karim B

Everyone deserves care locally in this neighborhood and getting rid of Allen Psych would do away with that.

Kimberley R

As a mother who has suffered with postpartum depression, psych facilities need more $$$ not to be taken away.

Jesus R

The psych service vital to the community. Please keep it.

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.

Jairo R

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

Haley D

As a medical student, I was drawn to Columbia’s opportunities for community engagement and the importance that the curriculum placed on mental health. I was shocked and disappointed to hear about the closing of the Allen Psych hospital. For such an important mental health resource for the local community, we need to protect these resources and provide better solutions.

Janeet H

It is important not to reduce beds for an important service.

Shirin D

Please save Allen Psych! There is a huge need in the community! Saving Allen Psych will allow me and other future physicians to best care for our patients!

Joseph C

Please keep it open!

Emma I

As a medical student, I believe that mental health is critical to overall health! Save Allen Psych!

Adriana L

Continual displacement of upper Manhattan residents, exacerbated by the threat of closing Allen Psych, will increase the rate and severity of mental health crises in Washington Heights. You are letting people die!

Erica R

Mental health is a critical community issue–healthy minds make healthy lives.

Catherine K

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

Hansen L

We need this! Keep it open!

Chimere E

The Allen should be saved.

Megan O

We need to keep and increase the number of psych beds.

Samantha V

Save the Center

Henriet N

I am clinical social worker and we need psychiatric facility in upper Manhattan. There is a great need to keep the unit going here at Allen Pavillion.

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.

Kathy G

Please keep the Allen Hospital psychiatric unit open.

Chris M

Health care for mental health is a human right for the community.

Theresa W

Mental health care is essential. Keep this facility open.


People over profits!

Rebecca S

Patients matter. Mental health is important!


You make people know their not alone no matter their background

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.