Prioritizing the Mental Well-Being of Our Youth
As New York State's first female governor and the only mother to hold the office, Governor Hochul is deeply concerned about the rise in teen depression — especially following the isolation and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic — and is committed to supporting the mental well-being of our youth. By listening to what they're going through and gaining a deeper understanding of this issue, policymakers will be able to meaningfully address the problems young New Yorkers face.
Governor Hochul is hosting a series of youth listening sessions and a spring summit aimed at exploring the issues impacting the mental health of youth throughout New York State. Coordinated by the State Office of Mental Health and the Office of Children and Family Services, the listening sessions will be moderated by youth peer leaders and give young New Yorkers an opportunity to speak directly to State leadership.
The spring Summit on Youth Mental Health will bring together youth, parents, and subject experts from the mental health, education, technology, and law enforcement fields to discuss the challenges and opportunities impacting the well-being of our youth.
It's time we put the mental well-being of our youth at the forefront and listen what they're going through to gain a deeper understanding of this issue and meaningfully address the problems young New Yorkers face.
Tackling the Youth Mental Health Crisis
Watch Governor Hochul's remarks at the launch of a statewide listening tour on youth mental health.
Transforming New York State's Continuum of Mental Health Care
Governor Hochul proposed a $1 billion, multi-year plan to transform New York’s continuum of mental health care.
Supporting New York's Youth
Statewide Listening Tour on Youth Mental Health Launches
A statewide series of listening sessions and a spring summit will explore the issues impacting the mental health of youth.
Governor Hochul Announces Funding for Youth ACT Teams
New York is first state in nation to use innovative program to assist at-risk youth who have not responded well to traditional treatment.
$10M for Youth & Family Mental Health Support & Service
A pair of statewide networks wlll be created to assist youth and families to provide behavioral health information, support and services.
Expanding Home-Based Crisis Intervention Services
More than $13 million in State funding is available to expand access to Home-Based Crisis Intervention teams throughout New York State.
Up to $12 Million in Funding for Family Opportunity Centers
Governor Hochul announced the State is awarding grants totaling up to $12 million through Feb. 28, 2026, to fund family opportunity centers.
All Counties Under 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The new 988 Lifeline ensures that anyone with a New York area code contacting 988 will be connected to one of New York's 988 crisis centers.