New York State's FY 2024 Executive Budget includes a comprehensive $1 billion multi-year plan to transform the continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of individuals with unmet mental health needs throughout the State.
Governor Hochul first outlined this multi-year plan during her 2023 State of the State Address. Her plan will to dramatically expand access to mental health care, reduce wait times, and ensure appropriate levels of care to correct our mental health care system, which has suffered from chronic underinvestment.
Mental Health Care Plan Highlights
By the Numbers
To triple the number of Critical Time Intervention care coordination teams who provide wraparound services for discharged patients.
To expand mental health services for school-aged children throughout the State and implement wraparound services training.
To support the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, an increase of $25 million from the previous budget.
Watch: Governor Hochul details her $1 billion multi-year plan
Investing in Mental Health
My Mental Health Care Plan marks an historic shift in our approach towards addressing mental health challenges, reversing years of neglect to our system and bringing bold investments to ensure that every New Yorker has access to high-quality care."