Each year, depression affects more than 400,000 (8%) of adult New Yorkers but only one in three of these individuals receives treatment.
According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), depression affects more than 430,000 (8%) of adult New Yorkers but only one in three of these individuals receives treatment. DOHMH is advocating for a better understanding of circumstances surrounding suicides in NYC in order to improve efforts at preventing suicides as well as advocating for better services and coverage for mental health problems. DOHMH is also working to increase depression screening and management by primary care physicians.
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) has worked with DOHMH to raise funds for and implement projects that increase DOHMH’s ability to address depression. Please read below to learn more about these projects. Click here to go to the DOHMH website where you can find more information about depression and mental illness in NYC.