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.

Pauly J

Underrepresented members of our community, this is the right of every individual and not only to the most privileged. Please keep the Allen Psych open.

Efrain O

Prioritize mental health care!


Keep Allen open!

Luz S

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

Liberty A

I strongly support Allen Psych’s mission in our community, and as a NYC resident I would love for it to stand longer and maintain its good work!

Johanne S


Ana B

As an Inwood resident – please keep the wonderful services that serve the diverse needs of our community!

Lydia E

Facilities that treat both mental illness and addiction / substance abuse are rare and are crucial to the improvement and chance at recovery for so many New Yorkers. The closure oft he Allen psych unit will result in the loss of specialized, superior treatment for common co-existence of mental illness and substance abuse. To humanize the matter, consider the story of Kimberly Stevens («An Autobiography of Miss Wish» by NIna Bergman), who searched for years for a facility to treat both simultaneously, and when she finally did, they did not take her insurance. Allen Hospital uplifts humanity by providing these services and accepting Medicaid. Please remain open!

Elizabeth D

This is an important resource for the community! This hospital–Allen Pavilion– saved the life of a close friend with clinical depression!

Bill L

We need mental health centers in this area, especially now! People will fall through the cracks.

Lisa M

Please keep the mental health clinic open! We need it in the neighborhood.


Functioning mental health resources are a lifeline for the community. Don’t sacrifice ours.

Mary L

I have been a geriatric SW in Wash Hts. Many of my clients were «safely landed» there. I remember when WHICOA fought for a designated floor for our seniors in Wash Hts.

Maria F

Keep it open for the community!

Rachel M

Allen psych and other mental health resources are integral to our community. It would be disastrous to close the Allen Hospital psych ward, especially to open a new profit-driven wing.

Molly K

As a future healthcare provider, I am very concerned about the future of mental health services in my community. Accessibility is one of the biggest barriers to care, and NYP has the ability to empower patients and provide this highly important care.

Keith L

Please keep the psych center open.

Stefan K

Keep it open

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.

Luz B

Please don’t close the psych ward. As a teenager I was a patient in a hospital for suicide. I am alive for my experience in a ward. Please continue to help people of my neighborhood.

Dave R

Don’t go!

Marta B

Please keep it open!

Faeth S

We need 30 beds in the city. Please don’t displace people in need of health services.

Flora R

Save it–save us.

Valarie B

This is the only psychiatric center in immediate area. With the rise of mental health issues in the society we need this here in our community and with the patients in the hospitals

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.

Dayamara C

Please support mental health and boost a community in any way possible! Mental health care is scarce in our area, so lets do what we can to ingrain the institutions we already have!

Joshua O

I think the community needs this care and shouldn’t stop it.

Erica A

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!! Don’t close the psych hospital

Susan H

Mental health facilities are too scarce in our neighborhood! We need more not fewer.