Op-Ed | Action, care and compassion: My administration’s approach to addressing severe mental illness

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Our city is facing a crisis.  New Yorkers with severe and untreated mental illness are living out in the open, on our streets and in our subways.  They are in danger and need help, yet often, the nature of their illnesses prevents them from seeking the support they require.

My Administration is determined to do more to assist people with mental illness, especially those with untreated psychotic disorders who pose a risk of harm to themselves, even if they are not an imminent threat to the public. Moving forward, we will take several key steps. 

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