Messages

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.

Yuri K

Health care, both mental and physical, is a human right. The for profit health insurance industry exerts inescapable pressure on the health care system that ultimately kills people to underwrite some executive’s bottom line. We cannot deprive our communities of life-saving care in the name of profit.

Raquel A

Mental health care has been an unbelievably helpful resource for me, my family, and friends. Some of us are still alive today because of the services available.

William S

Please keep inpatient/psy unit open. These very sick patients should be treated in an in-patient facility. The community is counting on you!

David B

Save the unit!

S. M

Tell me how you are planning to help those that can’t afford to travel or can get the help that you have provided for the last few decades? Please re-think your strategy.

Amit R

Please save Allen Psych!

Emily G

Keep it open!!!

Christopher L

Mental health is at an all time high, specially with the surrounding neighborhoods and its inhabitants, its an important service provided and many want to get help to begin with, giving more reason to not is only adding to the problem. NO!!

Marina C

por fabor no cierren la clinica pues es de mucha alluda para mucha persona que conosco y en mi comunidad

Brittany A

Save the hospital! We need it now more than ever!

Sam K

Please protect this vulnerable population, keep Allen Psych open! So many lives rely on consistency of care.

Ravind R

Dont close this if you hate trump, dont shut it down.

Janle S

Please keep the psych ward open

Ajay B

America needs more mental health care, don’t let the closing of this facility set that back

Kimberley R

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

Stefan K

Keep it open

Claudia O

Stop our collapsing mental health system

Carmen L

No queremos que cierren el centro, lo necesitamos

Emily S

It would be a good idea, and it’s important

Andrea F

Don’t shut down the psych unit

Milagros d

The Northern Manhattan community needs more medical facilities that serve its residents!

Mary A

Psychiatric patients are as fragile as patients with physical problems. One thing that might help them is visits from friends and relatives. By having the facilities in NYC, patients and their visitors have relatively inexpensive transportation to the facility using local city buses and subways. By moving patients outside NYC, you make it more difficult for psych patients to enter and leave the facility and for visitors to travel to the hospital.

Agus R

I am against the closing of the Psych Unit at Allen

Matthew Z

Facilities and resources like the Allen psychiatric ward are crucial for the mental health and well-being or individuals and the communities of which they are part, both for individuals seeking and needing treatment, and those in the communities connected with those individuals. Often undervalues and overlooked, mental healthcare is vital to the health of our society. I urge you to maintain the ward’s operation. Individuals in need are counting on it… and on you!

Andrew O

Please keep this VITAL service open for the most vulnerable communities in NYC. Keeping it open is an investment in EVERYONE in the community will benifit from!

Omar S

Please promote mental health in our community! ¡Por favor darle importancia al salud mental para nuestra comunidad!

Loretta H

To keep an increase mental health services in the community. It’s a right for all who it to receive quality mental health, close to home. Being sent far away from home is unfair and unnecessary.

Maria L

Allen Psych needs to stay in the community so it can support some of it’s most vulnerable community members. Mental health is a human right.

Ellis S

Please continue supporting our most vulnerable populations!

Janice H

Patients over profits