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.


Please keep the Allen Psych Ctr open! -Rae Helliard

Theresa W

Mental health care is essential. Keep this facility open.

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.

Johanna S

Help our residents we’re watching you NYP!

Odin R

Dont shut it down everyone matters

Keith L

Please keep the psych center open.

Yaneiry A

Help save our community! Double the beds at beds at the psych.

Jacquie M

Keep healthcare in Inwood affordable

Pat Z

Please save this service!

Michelle P

Community members should not be prioritized over profits!

Ben M

Please keep the hospital open!

Rosa N

Rosa Fp.

Ana B

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


Mental health services are needed in my area. Do not close this vital service in a multicultural neighborhood where people otherwise who have been left behind can. Do not value profits over people of color.

Clare B

I ask that NYP honors its responsibility to support the mental health of its community.

Evelyn M

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


Mental health is an important issue that has been put in the backburner for our community. We demand you keep this unit & expand it for your vulnerable communities that need it!!

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!!


People over profits!

Naomi M

Don’t close the hospital. Mental health patients are citizens who need help. Don’t be a crappy organization.

Christopher M

Good mental health services are a vital part of this community!

Shoshana K

Mental health care is health care!!

Madeline C

Please keep the Allen Psych Unit open. It’s so important to provide inpatient care so that patients have somewhere to go and don’t end up homeless or incarcerated. My mother is a therapist and she has so many patients who need inpatient care but don’t have any options near where they live.

Lara K

It is unconscionable that the largest mental healthcare provider in NYC is Rikers Island. Healthcare is a human right. MENTAL healthcare is a human right. #PeopleOverProfits

Efrain O

Prioritize mental health care!

Reggie J

Mental health facility near patients can be close to families.

Ravind R

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

Victor C

Mantener abierta esta institución por la salud de la comunidad y para promover la educacion de los estudiantes medicos como yo.

Jorge’ R

Do not shut down the psychiatric unit!

Stephan R

Mental health is crucial to community health!