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.

Nancy S

Mental health is A necessity!

Loraine A

Please keep it open it is important. My son has mental illness. I know first hand how important. We need your help!!

Ramona B

Our community needs this place open and we need more beds.

Gabrielle R

I am writing to ask that the much needed Allen Pavilion Psychiatric unit remain open and that the number of beds be increased. I am concerned that closing this unit will impact people of color who do not have resources to acquire adequate mental health care. As a clinical psychologist I can attest to the importance of community-based mental health care. It is critically important that inpatients be able to receive treatment in their community so that they are close to family members who can serve as sources of support. Moreover, lack of access to healthcare to address mental health issues results in increased rates of incarceration which ultimately increases rates of mental health issues.

John D

What can we do in order to have money in our communities to keep our facilities open, so that we will be able to get the proper medical attention to help people when needed?

C. M

Please don’t abandon our community, which is already underserved according to so many measures.

Janet H

NYP is guilty of greed. They want «celebrity diagnoses» instead of providing the work-a-day tasks of offering full health care to a diverse community.

Julia H

This is a *necessary* facility for Inwood/Upper Manhattan! Please keep this open!

Caroline C

As a medical student and member of the community for almost 10 years, I am concerned and disheartened by recent threats to access in psychiatric care.

Greg S

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

Chris C

Prioritize mental health. Don’t shut down Allen Psych.

Evelyn M

Hey I hear they going to close the unit. But we wanted keep it open, thank you

Christopher K

We need more in-patient treatments, not less. I know people who have returned to the street and crack use because they couldn’t get into an in-patient program when they were asking.

Emmalin B

Universal mental healthcare (along with all other forms of healthcare) is a human right – it should be accessible and affordable (ideally free). Patients shouldn’t have to travel long distances for the mental healthcare they need simply because of a decision that will make profits only for a small group of investors.

Stephen L

Psychiatric medicine is a super important part of healthcare that is often underlooked! We need as many facilities as possible to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients. As a medical student I’ve seen just how relevant this issue as been in our community

Teresa F

Es importante el cuidado mental.

Sky P

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

Emma I

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

Fletcher B

I am a medical student who believes a healthy community–like a healthy body–requires a commitment to mental health. Treat the vulnerable NOT THE RICH!

Mary A

This psych is needed in the area. If closed we’ll have to go far away for services.

Octavia D

Please prioritize mental healthcare. It can make an incredible difference in people’s lives.

Sam G

It is important to keep a psych unit in the area.

Ann P

A member of my family needs these services. I live in the neighborhood. Please keep it open!


You make people know their not alone no matter their background

Alane M

Mental health facilities are essential to the safety and wellbeing of our neighborhood! Do not take this one away!

Rosa N

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Lucy C

I am a medical student at Columbia University who is concerned about the closure of the Allen Psychiatric Unit in what it means for the community and what it communicates about our values. Currently, there is a shortage of inpatient psych beds in the city (with wait time for a bed ~5 days from the ED). Strong mental health services that the community needs and deserves requires institutions such as NYP in standing up for what is right over what is profitable.

Kristin C

Help keep our community safe and able provide services to people in our neighborhood, especially our most vulnerable residents. Thank you!

Kate W

Please do the right thing for our community and city. Thank you!

Alec F

As a medical student, I worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit. The services provided there are vital parts of communities. I have never been more inspired than I was by the thoughtful providers, social workers, OTs, and more that provide this invaluable care for some of our most vulnerable community members.