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.

Eduardo D

Space is always needed for the people of this city. Do better. We all need help but we don’t need it to be harder.

Bonnie W

Please keep the psychiatric unit open. The community needs these beds.

Elizabeth G

More options are needed for mental health

B. R

The city needs more mental health support not less. Taking out beds means more people on the streets, further removed form stability.

Jorge P

Mental healthcare is important. Accessibility and community is even more important.

Seth A

Save Allen Psych

Kristin C

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

Jackson C

People over profits! Mental Health needs more attention and it’s a shame that its being deprioritized


La comunidad de Inwood esta contigo hoy y siempre!! Pa’lante 🙂

Michael D

Segregating patiences based on psychiatric care at the Allen Hospital disproportionately affects people of color, so basically it’s a racial/civil rights issue


There are many people in need of your help; please keep providing it!

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

Michael W

Mental health is important to us here in the community and this vital resource must stay.

Jessica R

Yes! I live in the neighborhood, its important to me people have access to a psych ward 🙂 we love inwood for everything it is!

Ana M

Please keep this important resource open. Our community needs it. Thx

Martin V

Keep Allen hospital open!!!

Dan M

Mental health services are extremely important especially in underserved communities

Theta P

This is a terrible thing to happen to the Bronx there are quite a few Mental pacients roming around the Bronx

Joshua O

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

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.

R. H

Keep it open for the community!

Hancy R

I have a serious mental illness. Why Allen why? Where will I go? Where will I cry? Please don’t hang me up to dry.

Bill L

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

Aaron S

Mental health is as or more important to physical health.

Reggie J

Mental health facility near patients can be close to families.

Jon F

Show some compassion and financial wisdom and keep Allen Psych open!

Maggie M

Keep psychiatric centers open locally. Keep this unit open! Our community needs it.

Sky P

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

J. B

The community needs mental health facilities, and appropriate supervision of people who need services.

Dana E

This local facility should be maintained for ALL prospective patients, not only those who provide Presbyterian with the most money.