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Expanding Access to Mental Healthcare in NYC

Dear Friends,

New Yorkers understand the devastating impact that untreated mental illnesses can have on our neighbors. I've always believed everyone deserves high quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare, including those seeking care for serious mental illnesses.

Congressman Nadler joins Senator Gillibrand, Congressman Goldman, local leaders, and the mental health treatment community to announce their bill to expand Medicaid coverage to community-based services for adults with serious mental illness.

That's why last week, I joined the mental health treatment community to introduce a bill to provide more resources to treat serious mental illnesses, the Strengthening Medicaid for Serious Mental Illness Act. 

Following this announcement, I toured Fountain House, a non-profit in Hell's Kitchen focused on building community among those most impacted by mental illnesses. 

Congressman Nadler meets with Fountain House Members and Leaders to discuss their programs to improve health, increase opportunity, and end social and economic isolation for people most impacted by mental illness.

Congressman Nadler and Fountain House CEO Ken Zimmerman hear from a Fountain House Member on how their Clubhouse approach has helped her enroll in college, discover new passions, and make new friends. 

We must end the devastating cycle that far too many with mental illnesses fall into when they are denied care: from our streets, to our shelters and jails. Expanding access to community-based services that connect our neighbors with housing, educational and work opportunities, and more will help break this cycle and allow those struggling to build a better life.

I hope you find this update on my work for you helpful. To receive more updates like these, click here to sign up. If I can be of assistance with a federal issue or any other matter of concern, please email me here or call one of my offices listed below. 


Jerrold Nadler

Member of Congress

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