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.

Eric M

Please save the neighborhood psych facilities! We need these services in the area!

Isabel G

Mental health access is critical! Closing this unit will dramatically reduce access to care in this community. As a medical student, I feel obligated to stand up against an obvious instance of profit being placed above patient care. NYP is our home institution–is this the lesson we should be learning about health care?

Jackie T

Please prioritize mental health care for our community.

Jamil H

Healthcare is a human right! National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NYC strongly support saving Allen Psych & reinvesting in vital mental health resources.

Eugene K

Allen Psych is a needed part of our Inwood community.

Henriet N

I am clinical social worker and we need psychiatric facility in upper Manhattan. There is a great need to keep the unit going here at Allen Pavillion.

Daniel S

Your helping hands will always be appreciated!

Luke A

Mental Healthcare is a right and should be a community priority, especially with the opioid epidemic in NYC. Patients over profits!!

Edward K

Patients over profits.

Kaarin H

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

Romulo G

Do not let this deal go through.

Steve F

Keep it open– we need it. Jill + Steve Fraser

Marina C

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

E. V

Por favor — do NOT close this ward. It is imperative for this community — I am from CUMC and WCMC — #DONOTShutDown 🙂

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.

Johanna S

Help our residents we’re watching you NYP!

Jorge’ R

Do not shut down the psychiatric unit!

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.

Carmen L

No queremos que cierren el centro, lo necesitamos

Keelon F

Save Allen Psych- save community services!

Catherine F

Please keep our community services in the community. NYP needs to recognize their role as a partner w/ Washington Heights/Inwood not just taking advantage.

Mario H

Keep the mental health building open to help the people in our community.

Irene F

The neighborhood and community needs this kind of service as well as the medical services. Speaking as a social worker and a resident.

Josh C

Keep this important community resource here where it can make a real difference. People over profits!

Samantha V

Save the Center

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

Antonio M

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

Rebecca L

If you close down this center, what happens to all these people in need of psych services?

Ana B

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

Luz S

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