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District 23

Linda Lee

Fresh Meadows-Utopia, Jamaica Estates-Holliswood, Cunningham Park, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston-Little Neck, Oakland Gardens-Hollis Hills, Alley Pond Park, Jamaica, Hollis, Glen Oaks-Floral Park-New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Queens Village, Jamaica

May 10, 2023, Max Politics Podcast: The City Council’s Mental Health Roadmap, with Council Member Linda Lee City Council Member Linda Lee, a Queens Democrat and chair of the Council’s mental health committee, joined the show to discuss the CIty Council’s mental health roadmap, specific legislation that’s part of it, a recent Council hearing on the package, and more.

April 25, 2023, City Council unveils mental health roadmap emphasizing prevention, workforce growth Crains

April 24, 2023, New York City Council plan seeks to expand mental health care services, Pix 11

NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams released a roadmap for mental health, a community-based plan to expand mental health care services across the city. The focus is on preventing emergencies, not just responding to them. “This is one of the top priorities for the Council,” Speaker Adams said Monday.

April 24, 2023, Council puts out first ever mental health roadmap to serve as check on mayor’s policies, Daily News

New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams unveiled the lawmaking body’s first ever Mental Health Roadmap on Monday — a plan aimed to serve as both a compliment and counterbalance to Mayor Adams mental health policies. The roadmap includes several bills expected to be reviewed publicly in the coming days.

April 24, 2023, Council ‘roadmap’ on mental health pushes for more facilities NY1

Police shot a man on Friday who officials said had been holding scissors and a 12-inch kitchen knife outside of an assisted living facility in the Bronx. Investigators say officers fired when the man came after them in a “full-fledged sprint.” The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It’s a situation that city lawmakers, who released a Mental Health Roadmap policy proposal Monday, want to stop before it happens. “The reason why we wanted to have this roadmap is to prevent situations like that,” City Councilmember Linda Lee, the chair of the Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Disability and Addiction, told NY1.

April 24, 2023, More mental health crisis respite centers, in NYC Council plan, City and State

New Yorkers experiencing a mental health crisis could soon have more options for care if the number of crisis respite centers operating in the city grows from four to ten or more. A new bill introduced with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams’ support would require at least two of the voluntary walk-in facilities per borough.

April 24, 2023, New York City Council unveils plan to deal with mental health crisis, WABC

LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan (WABC) — The New York City Council unveiled its roadmap to expanding mental health care across the city on Monday.The plan includes 10 new centers to treat people having a mental health crisis.

April 24, 2023, City Council unveils mental health policy road map

NEW YORK — The City Council released a mental health road map Monday that lays out a series of policy proposals to expand alternatives to hospitalization, build more supportive housing, grow the mental health workforce and establish oversight of existing programs.

April 24, 2023, Another policy roadmap for mental health, courtesy of the City Council, Politico

Today, the Council will introduce a mental health roadmap of its own, just before Adams is expected to release an executive budget that will elaborate on the financial aspects of his plan. It is the brainchild of Councilmember Linda Lee, chair of the mental health committee and the former CEO of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, a Queens-based social services organization.

April 24, 2023, How many involuntary hospital trips are happening under Adams? City Council wants transparency Gothamist

New York City Councilmembers are pushing for more information about Mayor Eric Adams’s contentious initiative to make it easier to take people to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation against their will.