Organizers in the Save Allen Psych campaign have collected nearly 2,000 postcards from community members, including about 1,200 postcards mailed directly to Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan, New York State’s Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health. After we mailed postcards to Dr. Sullivan, we collected hundreds of additional postcards with the intention of sharing community members’ messages on this website. This page includes a selection of those messages. Refresh the page to see more.

Loraine A

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

Steve S

Please keep mental health in the forefront of medical care

Albania J

We need mental healthcare

Maria F

Keep it open for the community!


We all need mental health!

Ana D

I urge you to keep this essential medical resource open & encourage you to increase its capacity to allow it to serve the community!

Efrain O

Prioritize mental health care!

Sarah G

Psych units are important for our community!

Kaarin H

We should not lose this facility. Allen should be concerned about the community, not their profit!

Maggie W

Neighborhoods NEED safety nets, patients NEED care

Johanna S

Help our residents we’re watching you NYP!

Teresa F

Es importante el cuidado mental.

Chris M

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

Elizabeth G

More options are needed for mental health

Jackie T

Please prioritize mental health care for our community.

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.

Sherri D

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

Matt D

Please keep the mental health services for the benefit of us all! Many of my family has used these services!

Faye K

Please keep this site open! We can’t afford to lose this type of facility.

Sara H

Please don’t shut this unit down.

Jenny B

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

Julia H

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

Zac M

Psychiatric care saves lives.

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”

Tyler W

Mental Health is incredibly important and life saving

Antonio M

Community mental health service in the community. Provide services to the people in need of family services.

Irene F

Upper Manhattan needs mental health services, speaking as a resident and a social worker.

Max P

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Cindy L

Mental health is one of the most yet underserved issues currently faced in the US. Let’s change that!

Javier A

Just do the right thing!